Yes, this is truly dreadful. But there is an honesty about it that gives it a certain perverse charm. I think the gentleman's eyes in the photo above give a pretty good indication of what was fuelling him at the time of the recording.
Just in case my old buddy, Elizabeth Kaeton pops in, here's The Gypsies from 1965, just to balance things up. I don't want to be accused of BEING REPUBLICAN or something worse.