Songs You May Have Missed #732

Sally Oldfield: “You Set My Gypsy Blood Free” (1979)

From Oldfield’s second solo album, after appearing on projects such as The Sallyangie (see link below) with brother Mike.

Common to both projects is the ethereal and mellifluous vocals that might bring Mary Hopkin to mind, and a style that seems to be a progenitor to Enya and Loreena McKennitt.

Perhaps a bit flowery for many listeners this side of the Atlantic. But beautiful if you have an ear for it.

You set my gypsy blood free!

You waken the dancer in me!

I wanna run through the dew of the night

To bring flowers to lay at your feet!

I have nothing to give you to light up your life

But the wild call of heartbeat to heartbeat

That seeks to be one

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