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Rachel The Gypsy Queen was a ballad performed by Benny Hill while in character as Dickie Dido in a sketch on December 23, 1970. He performs the song on a farm setting without vocal back-up from The Ladybirds.

Lyrics[]

(Note: The accuracy of these lyrics are a bit in doubt.)

Why do they call her evil when she's oh so kind and so good
My heart belongs to Rachel - The Gypsy in the Wood

Oh, let us play at hide and seek one day she gaily cried
Oh, close your eyes and count to fifty while I go and hide.
And if you find me, I will let you have your way with me
And if you cannot find me I'll be right behind that tree

Dido02


Why do they call her evil when she's oh so kind and so good
My heart belongs to Rachel - The Gypsy of the Wood

She said now if a snake should bite you don't you worry, scream or shout
Just send for me and I'll be there and I'll suck the poison out
I said suppose I sit on one and it gets me in the end
She said that's when you'll find out that I'm a real true friend

Why do they call her evil when she's oh so kind and so good
My heart belongs to Rachel - The Gypsy in the Wood

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Oh Rachel, I seen you with your lover down by the cabbage patch
His hair was long and black, and he had fingernails to match
Oh, you promised you'd be faithful, but you cheated and you were untrue
But if I had to do it all over again, I'd do it all over you

Now I know why they call you evil, you're wicked and you're no good
No more will I see Rachel - The Gypsy of the Wood

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