From the album American Gypsy

American Gypsy builds from the start to the end and echoes Steppenwolf in instrumentation. Only vocals and bass line begin the song, telling of the power to come—on the word “forced,” the drums enter and add a sense of momentum to the song. Backup vocals and funk organ on the refrain drive the point home.

Lyrics

I was born
on the wrong side of the law
Now I sleep yea
where I fall

Cause I was forced
to leave my hometown
for puttin' the man
six feet in the ground

I’m an American
I’m an American
American Gypsy

I’m an American
I’m an American
American Gypsy

I don’t hang no pictures
I don’t plant no seeds
The road ahead has
everything I need

I sleep by day
I ride by night
Chasing the setting sun baby
into the bright moonlight

I’m an American
I’m an American
American Gypsy

I’m an American
I’m an American
American Gypsy, yea

I’m an American
I'm an American
American Gypsy

I'm an American
I'm an American
American Gypsy, yea



HOME BY MORNIN'
You take what you get
You get what I leave
I get what I like
and I like what I see

I'll be home, I'll be home
I'll be home by mornin'

Uh uh uh
Uh uh uh
I'll be home by mornin'

Uh uh uh
Uh uh uh
I'll be home by mornin' light

Don't ask me where I've been
Don't ask me where I've been
Cause I've been, everywhere
and I've seen, everything

I'll be home, I'll be home
I'll be home, by mornin'

Uh uh uh
Uh uh uh
I'll be home by mornin'

Uh uh uh
Uh uh uh
I'll be home by mornin' light

Uh uh uh
Uh uh uh
I'll be home by mornin'

Uh uh uh
Uh uh uh
I'll be home by mornin' light