Friday, 28 April 2017

England - Raggle Taggle Gypsy

This year, we've chosen to sing a traditional British folk song that has been popular throughout Britain, Ireland and North America for 200 years.
We've added some Punjabi Bhangra beats to better represent the cultural diversity of our school community. Our children sit comfortably in many different cultures, and our song reflects this.
Thanks so much to Steffen for pointing out that England's entry, Raggle Taggle Gypsy, has Scottish roots. Thanks too to Michael who has gifted England this song from the Scottish borders, in true Schoolovision generosity of spirit!

There were three old gypsies came to our hall door
They came a-brave and boldly-o
And one sang high and the other sang low
And the other sang a raggle taggle gypsy-o

It was upstairs downstairs the lady went
Put on her suit of armour-o
And there was a cry from around the door
She's away wi' the raggle taggle gypsy-o

It was late that night when the Lord came in
Enquiring for his lady-o
And the servant girl she said to the Lord
"She's away wi' the raggle taggle gypsy-o"

"Then saddle for me my milk white steed
- my big horse is not speedy-o
And I will ride till I seek my bride
She's away wi' the raggle taggle gypsy-o"

Now he rode East and he rode West
He rode North and South also
Until he came to a wide open plain
It was there that he spied his lady-o

"How could you leave your house and your land?
How could you leave your money-o?
How could you leave your only wedded Lord
All for a raggle taggle gypsy-o?"

"What care I for my house and my land?
What care I for my money-o?
I'd rather have a smile from the yellow gypsy's lips
I'm away wi' the raggle taggle gypsy-o!"


  1. YAAASSSSS! Mayflower! Mr Millinship tho! That's awesome, I LOOVVEE IT!

  2. This looks and sounds like you're all having a lot of fun. I wanna come and join your party.
    Congratulations for this wonderfully special and lively entry!

  3. Hahaha!! 😂
    I love the fact that you had so many of the staff and the community participating! The dancing Mr Millinship was pretty special!!
    Great entry! Good Luck from your neighbours up north in Scotland.

  4. You are a wonderful team - so funny and enthusiastic:)
    Good luck from Team Austria:)

  5. Isla from Scotland 🇬🇧29 April 2017 at 20:48

    Wow England great entry love the flag mAde out of your pupils 😀:)

  6. Isobel from scotland29 April 2017 at 22:47

    Great job guys!!!!!!!!!

  7. I LOVE IT! What a wonderful video! And the dab :) And the flag!:) Great idea! I love it! Thanks!

  8. I loved the catchy tune and the flag made out of children. Best wishes from Malta.

  9. Diede B. from Belgium1 May 2017 at 16:05

    It is fun with the English flag
    well done.

  10. So nice song! Congratulations!!!

  11. I absolutely love the fusion with bhangra ... Good luck

  12. This song is very good!

  13. Henry from Scotland2 May 2017 at 18:07

    So cool!! and l'm in love with the song

  14. Isla from Scotland2 May 2017 at 19:47

    Great job guys lovely singing

  15. You are using Micro:bits. Great coding:)
    I love the song and video. It was good to see that the whole school was involved.
    Good luck!
    Ingrid frome Estonia

  16. Sebastian from Scotland2 May 2017 at 20:36

    Great a song from the olden days. My mum missed those days...Still Great singing England!

  17. We especially liked your imitation of the english flag.Nisse,Samuel. Germany

  18. Awesome video. I like the english flag.

    Good luck from Malta


  19. I really enjoyed watching this video. The english folk is to amazing to listen.

    Good luck

  20. great job I love your costumes
    good luck for voting
    Kristina Zammit

  21. Very nice song 😄
    Wish you luck
    Mackenzie Tabone Camilleri

  22. Kato from Belgium4 May 2017 at 16:01

    I like the song

  23. mats.dr qworzo4 May 2017 at 18:46

    it was nice found whit the flag.

  24. Your song is very good and we liked it very much, that everyone in your school participated!
    Even the grown ups.
    Hannah and Moira from Germany

  25. Amazing performance by mayflower school well done to all children

  26. Ben from Scotland7 May 2017 at 15:13

    I really enjoyed this song and performance, especially the England flag made out of students :) Good luck England.

  27. Molly m from Scotland9 May 2017 at 18:28

    This is soooooooooooooooooo good England!!!!!!!

  28. Cameron PYP1 student at ISH Sweden9 May 2017 at 19:17

    👍 Great job England. Really like the English flag you did 😀

  29. Cool idea with the flag (Grade3 and Grade4 AIS Russia)

  30. Godd song!
    Greetings from pupils at Vikingaåsen school

  31. Nice clip! 🎥
    From the Netherlands
    Rick and Teun

  32. Very god job :)

  33. So cool very creactive video and Nice voices.leila,Norway.