The Gypsy's Wife

©Leonard Cohen, released on Recent Songs (1979)

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And where, where, where is my Gypsy wife tonight

I've heard all the wild reports, they can't be right

But whose head is this she's dancing with on the threshing floor

whose darkness deepens in her arms a little more

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And where, where is my Gypsy wife tonight?

Where, where is my Gypsy wife tonight?

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Ah the silver knives are flashing in the tired old cafe

A ghost climbs on the table in a bridal negligee

She says, "My body is the light, my body is the way"

I raise my arm against it all and I catch the bride's bouquet

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And where, where is my Gypsy wife tonight?

Where, where is my Gypsy wife tonight?

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Too early for the rainbow, too early for the dove

These are the final days, this is the darkness, this is the flood

And there is no man or woman who can't be touched

But you who come between them will be judged

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And where, where is my Gypsy wife tonight?

Where, where is my Gypsy wife tonight?

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