I’m looking for the English lyrics to a song I learned at summer camp. It was called "Gypsy Song".

The refrain was

Set the forest and mountains ringing with faria faria-O

  • This link : google.co.uk/… might have lyrics - unfortunately I can't open it on my machine to check :( – Pat Dobson Mar 18 '15 at 10:36
  • Presumably you're not thinking of just "Faria" (aka "Gypsy Life")? E.g. see mudcat.org/detail_pf.cfm?messages__Message_ID=282852. – Uri Granta Mar 18 '15 at 16:39
  • They're very similar to it but they aren't the same song.:( – Emy Mar 23 '15 at 2:48
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    Since nobody has come up with an answer it looks very much as if "Gypsy Life" and "Gypsy Song" are two different English interpretations of a very well known old German song. Since the OP, who hasn't been here since 2015, is the only person in a position to judge the correctness of a possible answer, I'm voting to close this question. – PiedPiper Oct 22 '19 at 21:48

This is all I can remember. I've been looking too.

Laugh and leave all your cares behind you
faria faria o
Never worry where night will find you
faria faria o
what if all your money's gone
When you've nothing to spend it on
Set the forest and mountains ringing with
faria faria o


Lustig ist das Zigeunerleben, faria faria ho Brauche dem Kaiser kein Steuer zu geben, faria faria, ho Lustig ist es im tiefen Wald, wo der Zigeuner Aufenenthalt, faria, faria, faria, faria, faria, faria ho.

1.Strophe von "Lustig ist das Zigeunerleben"

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    While this is almost certainly the original version of the song, the original poster is looking for the English lyrics. – PiedPiper Oct 22 '19 at 21:52

There is a German traditional song with the same refrain, but I have no idea, whether the melody is also the same.

Sources date the song back to first half of 19th century.

The text can be found here Songtexte.com, a video on Youtube.

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