"The Gypsy" is a popular song written by Billy Reid, and published in 1945. It was originally introduced in the United Kingdom by Reid's orchestra and vocalist Dorothy Squires. In the United States, the song was recorded by The Ink Spots, by Dinah Shore, and by Sammy Kaye's orchestra. The song tells the story of a person who regularly visits a Gypsy, who comforts them by telling them that their lover has been faithful, though as the song says, the person knows that Gypsy is wrong and that their lover has been unfaithful.
Louis's accompanied by Lou McGarity, Cutty Cutshall, Phil Giardina, Jack Satterfield, (trombone); Billy Butterfield, Andy Ferretti, Carl Poole, (trumpet); Hymie Schertzer (alto & baritone saxophone); Al Klink (tenor saxophone); Bernie Leighton (piano); Carmen Mastren (guitar); Sandy Block (bass); Ed Grady (drums); and Toots Camarata, arranger, conductor.
In a quaint caravan There's a lady they call The Gypsy She can look in the future And drive away all your fears
Everything will come right If you only believe The Gypsy She can tell at a glance That your heart's full of tears
She looked at my hand and told me My lover was always true But deep in my hear I know dear Somebody else is kissing you But I'll go there again 'Cause I want to believe The Gypsy Although I know she's lying That my lover is true And will come back to me some day