went to see the gypsy

I went back to see the gypsy,
It was nearly early dawn.
The gypsy's door was open wide
But the gypsy was gone,
And that pretty dancing girl,
She could not be found.
So I watched that sun come rising
From that little Minnesota town.

Bob Dylan- Went To See The Gypsy

This is the first, of many to come, gypsy posts. Over the years, I have realized how many of my favorite songs talk about gypsies. I made a gypsy playlist, but instead of giving them all to you at once, I decided I'd break them up into posts of their own.
This first song is by Bob Dylan off of New Morning. Take a listen here.
I do not believe in fortune telling in any way, but the whole idea of the "gypsy lifestyle" is very appealing to me. The music, house trucks and the fashion... I love it all!

Hope you enjoy!
♥ anne


  1. I really want to get my fortune told. I've never done it before! Love the first photo with Marilyn!


  2. Sounds like a great series! I can't wait to hear what gypsy songs you love. I have a few of my favorites as well. Love the photo of Marilyn!!

  3. What I love is sitting around a fire with folk music. That last picture is so awesome I love fairy lights :)

  4. Oooh I always associate explosions of colour, campfires, bells and a lot of mystery with gypsies. I think that there's a lot of inspiration to be found!

  5. great post. I wish I could get my fortune told by a real gypsy. Where do I find one here in London.


  6. ahh, i love me some gypsies too! in 2002 i went to Romania and Hungary and got to experience some real life gypsies! It was a different world out there for sure, and i felt so frumpy compared to them! hehe :)


  7. me too! I don't know why but gypsies always somehow attract me, there's something beautiful, enchanting, and misterious about them. those pictures are super beatiful, my fave is the last one :D

  8. I can't wait for more of these posts! I love the whole gypsy mystique too.


  9. la 2nde photo est superbe, et cette roulotte!!



  10. Like a gypsy
    You dance in circles
    All around me
    And all over the world...

    Pj Harvey "good fortune"

  11. i miss the beach!!
    and i wish it were summer :[


  12. I'm with you on the gypsy intrigue! :) There is a wonderful book called 'Bury Me Standing' by Isabel Fonseca - she went and lived with some Romani people for a while and it's fairly fascinating!

  13. Oh man, gypsies! Ok, you've got me. I have many a gypsy dream.

  14. i've been so into the romance of gypsies for years...the thought of wandering off in a colorful caravan with old lacy curtains, building bonfires at night and wearing shawls and long layered ruffled skirts and hoop earrings, oh how i could go on and on. these pictures are so lovely.


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