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 Zarfaty 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
  • @PatDobson That google search brings up an error message, could you check it, please? – Brahadeesh May 6 at 3:20

I've been trying to get details---all lyrics--regarding this song also. A song with faria-faria o was in my 4th grade music textbook which would be about 1965-1966. Therefore check out gradeschool music textbooks from that era.


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


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

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

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