Hey Gyp (Dig the Slowness)

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"Hey Gyp (Dig the Slowness)"
B-side to "Turquoise" by Donovan
Published 1965
Released 30 October 1965
Recorded October 1965, Peer Music, Denmark Street, London, England
Label Pye Records
Writer Donovan
Producer Peter Eden, Geoff Stephens and Terry Kennedy
"Hey Gyp"
Song by Eric Burdon & The Animals from the album Animalism
Released 1966
Recorded 4 July 1966
Genre Psychedelic rock, Acid rock,
Length 3:46
Label MGM Records
Writer Donovan
Producer Tom Wilson

"Hey Gyp (Dig the Slowness)" is a song by Donovan. It is an altered version of the song "Can I Do It For You" by Memphis Minnie & Kansas Joe McCoy. The name "Gyp" refers to his friend Gyp Mills. It has been covered by Eric Burdon and The Animals and The Soul Survivors (as the B-side to their hit "Expressway to Your Heart"). It has also been covered by The Belfast Gypsies, Keith Shields, Santa Esmeralda, the Truth, and The Astro Zombies.

The Animals cover was released in December 1966 on their album Animalism. After the reformed band Eric Burdon & The Animals performed it on their live shows, it was released as a single under the name of the new band. The personnel on the Animals single were Eric Burdon-Vocals, Hilton Valentine- Guitar, Dave Rowberry-Organ, Chas Chandler- Bass, Barry Jenkins-Drums.

In July 1966, Hickory Records (U.S) released the Donovan song as A-side (b/w "The War Drags On" 45-1417).