"The Wizard" Lyrics
An early draft of the words to "The Wizard," a bluesy song on the group's 1970 self-titled debut, shows its original title was "Sign of the Sorcerer," before that was scratched out. The words are written on a log sheet for the recording studio where the band cut the LP. The final verse shows refigured lyrics and the top of the sheet contains a running order for the album's track list. Note that it refers to the second track as "D. Island." At the time, the group had recorded a song called "Devil's Island" for John Peel's Top Gear show; the song would later become "Sleeping Village," the song on the album before "Warning."