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VERY 'EAVY ... VERY 'UMBLE

Very 'Eavy ... Very 'Umble Vertigo cover Vertigo 6360006 Released in June 1970 Side A 1. GYPSY (Box/Byron) 6.37 2. WALKING IN YOUR SHADOW (Newton/Byron) 4.31 3. COME AWAY MELINDA (Hellerman/Minkoff) 3.46 4. LUCY BLUES (Box/Byron) 5.09 Side B 1. DREAMMARE (Newton) 4.39 2. REAL TURNED ON (Box/Byron) 3.37 3. IíLL KEEP ON TRYING (Box/Byron) 5.24 4. WAKE UP (Set Your Sights) (Box/Byron) 6.22 DAVID BYRON - Lead Vocals KEN HENSLEY - Organ, Slide Guitar, Mellotron, Piano and Vocals MICK BOX - Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals PAUL NEWTON - Bass Guitar, Vocals OLLIE OLSSON - Drums, Percussion Our Thanks To: ALEX NAPIER - Drums on all tracks excepting 'Dreammare' & 'Lucy Blues' COLIN WOOD - Keyboard on 'Melinda' & 'Wake Up' RECORDING: Lansdowne Sudios, London RECORDING ENGINEER: Peter Gallen MIXING ENGINEERS: Peter Gallen and Peter Olliff PRODUCTION: Gerry Bron for Hit Record Productions Limited PHOTOGRAPHS: Pete Smith SLEEVE DESIGN: Robin Nicoll (Design Machine) RECORDED EARLY 1970 In U.S.A. and Canada this album was released with a different cover and titled only 'Uriah Heep' (Mercury SR-61294). Also track listing was different: ĎLucy Bluesí was replaced by ĎBird Of Preyí. North American cover & track listing: Uriah Heep US cover Side A 1. GYPSY 2. WALKING IN YOUR SHADOW 3. COME AWAY MELINDA 4. BIRD OF PREY Side B 1. DREAMMARE 2. REAL TURNED ON 3. I'LL KEEP ON TRYING 4. WAKE UP (Set Your Sights) Singles Releases BONUS TRACKS ON 1996 REMASTERED CD: 1. GYPSY [single edit] (Box/Byron) 2.57 Edited and remixed from album version. Released on several singles and compilations. 2. COME AWAY MELINDA [alternate version] (Hellerman/Minkoff) 3.42 Out-take. 3. BORN IN A TRUNK [alternate version] (Box/Byron) 3.45 Out-take, this song appeared for the first time on ĎThe Lansdowne Tapesí (1993). BONUS TRACKS ON 2003 EXPANDED DE-LUXE EDITION CD: 1. BIRD OF PREY [original version] (Box/Byron/Hensley/Newton) 4.08 Originally b-side of ĎGypsyí single in Europe, also on North American versions of 1st album replacing ĎLucy Bluesí. Re-recorded version on ĎSalisburyí (1971). 2. BORN IN A TRUNK [alternate version] (Box/Byron) 4.31 Out-take, this song appeared for the first time on ĎThe Lansdowne Tapesí (1993). 3. COME AWAY MELINDA [alternate version] (Hellerman/Minkoff) 4.10 Out-take. 4. GYPSY [extended mix] (Box/Byron) 5.17 Remixed from album version. 5. WAKE UP (SET YOUR SIGHTS) [alternate version] (Box/Byron) 6.23 Out-take. 6. BORN IN A TRUNK [instrumental version] (Box/Byron) 4.37 Out-take, this song appeared for the first time on ĎThe Lansdowne Tapesí (1993). 7. DREAMMARE [live version] (Newton) 3.08 Recorded for BBC Radio 1970, previously unreleased recording. 8. GYPSY [live version] (Box/Byron) 5.17 Recorded for BBC Radio 1970, previously unreleased recording. Expanded De-luxe Edition cover: Very 'Eavy ... Very 'Umble Deluxe
GYPSY I was only seventeen I fell in love with a gypsy queen She told me: "Hold on" Her father was the leading man Said: "Youíre 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 qypsy 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 heíll understand WALKING IN YOUR SHADOW Iím walking in your shadow Ever since you went away And the clock on the wall Really hasnít very much to say Oh, you left me bleeding And left me needing you In so very many ways I was trying to attract your mind But Iím the lonely one ĎCause Iíve had to leave it all behind Lied and deceiving Why should I be grieving you Ride on a golden wave Set sail for the sun Make every cloud your slave Donít be alone When I get back from my trip Of the ocean wide Still walking in your shadow And still looking for Somewhere to hide If I am worse off Itís all because of you Itís all because of you COME AWAY MELINDA Daddy, daddy, come and look See what I have found A little ways away from here While digging in the ground Come away Melinda Come in and close the door It's nothing, just a picture-book They had before the war Daddy, daddy, come and see Daddy, come and look Why, there's four or five Little Melinda girls Inside my picture book Come away Melinda Come in and close the door There were lots of little girls like you Before they had the war Oh Daddy, daddy, come and see Daddy, hurry do Why, there's someone In a pretty dress She's all grown up like you Won't you tell me why Come away Melinda Come in and close the door That someone is your Mummy You had before the war Daddy, daddy, tell me if you can Why can't things be The way they were Before the war began Come away Melinda Come in and close the door The answer lies in yesterday Before they had the war LUCY BLUES Well, the very first time I saw you darling Not one single word Would come to my lips Yes, the very first time I saw you darling Not one single word Would come to my lips You see, I was so afraid You wouldnít love me I wanna tell you right now I was frightened right down To my fingertips So baby, when you went away That unlucky day last September I was like a little lost boy In the wilderness Baby baby baby ... When you went away I was like a little lost boy In the wilderness And Iíve just been sitting here Thinking of everybody Iíve ever known Well, you know I still love you the best Yeah, the best BIRD OF PREY (original version) I can see that look that says beware Try to move in closer if you dare So I will sit and play My waiting game And for a while I know Sheíll do the same Oh no! Watches like an eagle from its tree And like a bird of prey She captures me But I am older and More wise than you Bird of prey Straight into me you flew Oh no! Now every time I tried to set her free Iím glad to say she comes Right back to me But if I knew she didnít want to stay I wouldnít try to keep that Lovely bird of prey
DREAMMARE Grinning demons, smiling sideways Laughing in my face Here within my troubled sleep Thereís such a lonely place Running fast but never moving I canít get away Strange but realistic objects Making me their prey Then itís gone as fast as it came Evil dream Changing like the sun turn to rain It would seem La la la la la ... Dining with the gods of beauty On a distant shore Tasting fruits of untold sweetness Never seen before Dancing stars with crystal voices Beckon with their eyes Unicorn of many colours Rides to paradise Then itís gone as fast as it came Peaceful scene Changing like the sun turns to rain It would seem La la la la la ... Sleepless nights that last a lifetime Crucify my head Dreams of peace and then disaster Wish that I were dead Looking for the end of darkness Seeking out the day For escape with speed unthought of Bearing me away Then itís gone as fast as it came Peaceful scene Changing like the sun turns to rain It would seem Come into my dream REAL TURNED ON Girl, before you go now Thereís one thing I wanted to do Thatís get you to come back Because I wanna make love to you Got me real turned on Yes, you have But thereís something in your eyes Telling me you have to go Something in your eyes But youíre trying not to let it show Got me real turned on Next time you come over Iíll buy you a bottle of wine Just take a little drink And everything will turn out fine Yes, it will Whoa baby, do you know What Iíve got in mind Can you guess what it is Or do you want it on the line Got me real turned Got me real turned Got me real turned Got me real turned on IíLL KEEP ON TRYING You came to me With all of your lies And I was taken in so well It took me quite a time To see the disguise You made it very hard to tell Now here you are again But youíre begging in vain ĎCause I really donít want to know You came to me With a little bit of charm You had me down on my knees I didnít really think There was any harm But all you ever did was tease You took all the love That I ever had to give There was nothing left to show Well, I remember everything Everything around me The long dark of winter Till the breath of spring Came close enough to drown me So Iím gonna keep on trying Till I feel like dying And I lay down and pass away But that wonít happen till tomorrow And by then I can Borrow another day So Iím gonna keep on trying WAKE UP (Set Your Sights) Wake up, set your sights For never shall we fail Stand up for your rights And justice will prevail Youíre listening Through endless nights And decision is your goal So wake up, set your sights Oh, the time is right for your role Yeah, for your role Wake up, wake up, wake up Set your sights Never, never, never Shall we fail Stand up, stand up, stand up For your rights Justice, justice, justice Will prevail There in the morning Flying over the hills While men are yawning They are crushed by our wills Never have I witnessed People in fear Not like today Not in many a year Go kill another There are more close behind "No" screams a mother "Are you out of your mind" Though they are shattered They just donít seem to yield Bodies are scattered In all parts of the field Oh no, did I tell you What would happen if you tried "Oh god, stop this killing!" Said a young man Before he died
BORN IN A TRUNK You were born in a trunk Everyone talkiní about you You were born in a trunk Where would they be without you You better move off the rails People begin to look subways You better move off the rails You wonít even listen to my way Iím liviní in shame People say I donít matter Iím liviní in shame You were born in a trunk Everyone talkiní about you You were born in a trunk Where would they be without you You better move off the rails People begin to look subways You better move off the rails You wonít even listen to my way Download all lyrics as PDF file from Downloads page Next AlbumBack To Album Index