When the Chestnut Leaves Were Falling
1. When the chestnut leaves were falling,
‘Nita was tend-ing her sheep,
By the brook she saw a gypsy
Looking in the water deep.
2. Then he raised his eyes to beg her,
“Give me a drink if you will.”
‘Nita made a cup of rushes
And the gypsy drank his fill.
3. When the chestnut leaves were falling,
‘Nita heard melody float,
As the gypsy whistled sweetly
Like a songbird, note for note.
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