This is an interesting Ozark folk song. There are about ten versions collected by Mary Celestia Parler alone, and they all have variations on lyrics and titles. Vance Randolph collected a version called “Gypsy Davy” which harkens back to the original English Ballad which has many, many forms and was likely actually based on an Anglo-Romani ballad. The “Journal of Gypsy Lore Society”, which despite the unfortunate name actually collected a lot of useful information on Romani language and folklore, has a version in vol. 2 issue 2 that was collected in the original Anglo-Romani.

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Lyrics:
Black Jack Davy came ridin’ through the plains
Singing, singing boldly
He sung ’til he made the green woods ring
And he charmed the heart of a lady
And he charmed the heart of a lady

Will you forsake your house and home
Will you forsake your babies
Will you forsake your own true love
And go with Black Jack Davy
And go with Black Jack Davy

Yes, I’ll forsake my house and home
Yes, I’ll forsake my babies
Yes, I’ll forsake my own true love
To go with Black Jack Davy
To go with Black Jack Davy

Will you pull off them sky blue gloves
Which made of Spanish leather
And give to me your little white hand
And bid adeau forever
And bid adeau forever

Yes, I’ll pull off them sky blue gloves
Which’s made of Spanish leather
And give to you my little white hand
And bid adeau forever
And bid adeau forever

Last night I lie on a warm feather bed
Beside of you and the baby
Tonight I lie on the cold, cold ground
Beside of Black Jack Davy
Beside of Black Jack Davy