Went to See the Gypsy Gigs Lyrics


Bob Dylan
Original Band
Bob Dylan


Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock McCabe's Santa Monica California US July 18, 1987
Robyn Hitchcock Fine Line Cafe Minneapolis Minnesota US July 24, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis Minnesota US May 24, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock Largo Los Angeles California US June 18, 1999
Robyn Hitchcock Cat's Cradle Back Room Carrboro North Carolina US February 05, 2014
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK January 15, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock Caffe Lena Saratoga Springs New York US April 14, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock Flying Saucer Club Melbourne Victoria Australia May 30, 2014


Went to see the gypsy,
Stayin' in a big hotel.
He smiled when he saw me coming,
And he said, "Well, well, well."
His room was dark and crowded,
Lights were low and dim.
How are you?" he said to me,
I said it back to him.

I went down to the lobby
To make a small call out.
A pretty dancing girl was there,
And she began to shout,
"Go on back to see the gypsy.
He can move you from the rear,
Drive you from your fear,
Bring you through the mirror.
He did it in Las Vegas,
And he can do it here."

Outside the lights were shining
On the river of tears,
I watched them from the distance
With music in my ears.

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.