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February 4, 2021 25 min

A dive into the song The Magician’s Birthday / Happy Birthday by Uriah Heep with my co-host for the episode, Deep Purple Podcast host Nathan Beaudry.


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Episode: 5-8

Song: The Magician’s Birthday

Air date: 2-4-2021



Lead Vocals: David Byron

Guitar: Mick Box

Bass: Gary Thain

Drums: Lee Kerslake

Keys: Ken Hensley



In the magic garden Some were singing some were dancing While the midnight moon shone brightly overhead

The stars so gaily glistened And the sphinx in silence listened to The magician tell of lives that he had led


Let the bells of freedom ring Songs of love to Friday's king


Let's all go to The magician's birthday It's in a forest But not so far away Much to do And so much to say While we listen to The orchid orchestra play


Happy Birthay to you

Happy Birthay to you

Happy Birthay to you

Happy Birthay to you


Happy Birthday dear Magician Happy Birthday to you

Happy Birthday to you

Happy Birthday to you


Happy Birthday to you

Happy Birthday to you


Happy Birthday to you

Happy Birthday to you


Then at the dead of midnight As we watched the dancing firelight The air grew cold And seemed to dull the flame The fire died The music faded Filled with fear of death we waited For now we knew Some evil was to blame


I challenge you I challenge you all For all you own and all you know And by all the powers of darkness I will steal what is mine

Surrender now or face my spite I grant you it may be Friday night But did you know this day Also numbers thirteen

First I give you fire I turn your fire into a sleepy stream, Yes! Now I give you nightmares From your horror I'll create a dream

You cannot fight me For I have the sword of hate But one thing you can't see My answer is simply An impenetrable fortress Of love, love


The fear went as quickly as it came The air was clear The fire burned again The flames leapt The organ played The swans sang To greet the day And then we knew that Love will find love will find love



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