"Gypsy" as written by Mick Box and David Garrick....
Was only seventeen
I fell in love with a gypsy queen
She told me "hold on"
Her father was the leading man
Said "you're not welcome on our land"
And then as a foe, he told me to go

He took me to a little shack
And put a whip across my back
Then told her "leave me"
I was out for quite a time
Came back with her on my mind
Sweet little girl
She means all the world


Oh, I want my gypsy queen
Will she still be torn between
Her father and lover
One day I will go to him
Strong enough to fight and win
The kind of a man
That he'll understand


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"Gypsy" as written by Mick Box David Garrick

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    General CommentThis song is amazing - the guitar and organ combination at the beginning is perfect. This is among their best songs.
    JoeNesson April 15, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIt's all basic stuff - father won't let man marry daughter.
    davmannon August 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentGood fucking song, if you ain't heard it, it's like Deep Purple + Black Sabbath in one...they should've been more popular.
    wow thats awesomeon September 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is the song that got me to like Uriah Heep.

    You know,
    it's like one of those songs you haven't heard once in your life but the guitar at the beginning makes you feel you've listened to it all your life. Hehe.
    singdongdingdongon March 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is amazing because it was ahead of it's time. It was heavy and it was complex and it was dark. Apart from Black Sabbath there wasn't much dark music going around at the time. Just by hearing the guitar riff at the start you cannot tell it was recorded in 1970.

    I played it for this guy I know and I asked "Does this sound like it was recorded in 1970?"
    He wouldn't have been able to pick it.
    It's a very advanced song for it's day.
    Hybrid1492on April 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentLyrics are basic indeed. The composition is NOT.
    This is rock as I like it the most.
    The best rock I knew was Status Quo and Kiss, when I heard Gypsy.
    I turned me into a Uriah Heep fan in 1 hour.
    This band is totally underestimated in my (very heavy) very humble opinion...
    In their best days days they stood equal to Black Sabbath for atmosphere, and equal to Deep Purple for compositions.
    And Gypsy? One of their best songs ever. :-) :-)
    MrWillowon December 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is OK,

    "Stealin'" is a great song, this one isn't. It does sound like a low quality Deep Purple song.
    zaqwert777on August 28, 2008   Link
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    My OpinionThis song is really wonderful. It was and a model for many other rock and metal songs, also because of the peculiar sexual habits of the gypsies. In fact incest was one of the suggestions of the magician Aleister Crowley.
    maxlookdjon February 12, 2012   Link

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