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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 so kind and so good
My heart belongs to Rachel - The Gypsy of the Wood

Oh, let us play a game of hide and seek one day she cried
So close your eyes and count to fifty while I go away and hide.
If you find me, I'll let you have your way with me
And if you can't find me I'll be right behind that tree

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

Now should a snake bite you don't you worry, scream or shout
Just send for me and I will be there to suck the poison out
But suppose I sit on one and it gets me in the end
I guess that's when you'll find out I'm a true blue friend

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

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

Now, I know why they call her evil, so wicked and not so good
No more will I see Rachel - The Gypsy of the Wood

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