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Original Song: Gypsy Domingo

(A few posts ago, this site offered the song “Lonely Machine,” as part of its little rant on labor, mentioning that it was written by a Sacramento tribe of musical gypsies called the Shadows in the poet’s salad days, forty years ago, when she was pleased and proud to have them as house band at all of her less highbrow artistic family gatherings.

The song offered here was co-written by that tribe and this poet.

To be sure, when their four-or-five-to-a-dozen-member-depending-on-who-was-too-wasted-to-play-that-night group performed it, it came out sounding quite vigorous ~ “Ya-da-da-YA-da-da, ya-da-da-DA-da-da!…”

The poet even remembers a little act they did, ramping up into it. Two male members would start insulting each other, gypsy style, from opposite ends of the stage, “Eh, whaddya you think you do, eh,” and actually end up chest to chest in the center as the drums and piano got going.

Ah, good times.

The poet’s version ~ played, like all her songs, all across our nation at one time or another ~ comes out sounding considerably mellower.

It was quite late in life that she learned, via DNA testing, that a strain of Romanian Gypsy blood had indeed been at some point introduced to her otherwise strictly regulated European ducal maternal lineage.

Regular Awesome Reader Family members know this drill: one take, one track, voice app, streetside, can the sound at song’s end it’s a noisy phone, good luck with all that, and do enjoy)


Gypsy Domingo

“Last night the robbers came
 Leaving young Tony lame
 And two men dead from the fighting…”


This poet is physically disabled. Public housing being insufficient to her medical and creative needs, she is presently livingin order to continue workingin her minivan, publishing all of her works using one thumb on the touch screen of her smartphone at an income of a fraction of her nation’s poverty level. She would treasure any donation you might care to offer ~ ● #72D-31S



Published by Ana Daksina

Read worldwide one million times, Ana Daksina is a Troubador of the coming age.

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