Wednesday, October 1, 2014

BIG AL's JOVIAL JUKEBOX #31: GYPSY BLOOD by Mason Ruffner, 1987

 
 
 
Albie's Note:   "There Is something in October sets the Gypsy Blood astir..." 

More rockin' American music form the late, great '80's!  This was blues/rockabilly artist's Mason Ruffner's Biggest hit... it got a lot of mainstream rock play and made the country top 50 as well.   Produced by the great Dave Edmunds  a bit after he produced major hits by by Fabulous Thunderbirds and Stray Cats, it's an awesome tune about that wanderin' spirit.  Enjoy!
 
 

GYPSY BLOOD


Lord knows I was born a gypsy

My heart can steal you blind

I got my hand on my suitcase

Lots of travelin' on my mind

Yeah, it's that blood yeah, that gypsy blood

That carries me far from my love

My spirit flies just like a dove

I got that gypsy blood

I know that there ain’t nothin’

There’s nothin’ like a woman’s touch

But love just burns me like fire

Love is costin' me too much

Must be that blood, must be that gypsy blood

That carries me far from my love

My spirit flies just like a dove

I got that gypsy blood

Do you wanta ride along with me, baby?

Well, I'm on the run

Well, I'm restless and I'm weary

I’m gonna shoot my gun!

Take me out there on that highway

Let the wind blow in my face

If I fall by the wayside

Somebody else can take my place

Yeah, it's that blood yeah, that gypsy blood

That carries me far from my love

My spirit flies just like a dove

I got that gypsy blood


 
PEACE
 

2 comments:

Oscar said...

Don't remember Mr Ruffner, but probably heard his music. A mean guitar.

Albie The Good said...

OSCAR: yes he is sometimes even called a "one hit wonder" but the truth is he is still out there playin' them blues...

thanks for the comment, friend :)