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Ricky Gervais' 'Lady Gypsy' music video goes viral

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Karen Butler
Actor Ricky Gervais appears onstage during the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on September 20, 2015. File Photo by Ken Matsui/UPI
Actor Ricky Gervais appears onstage during the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on September 20, 2015. File Photo by Ken Matsui/UPI | License Photo

LONDON, July 2 (UPI) -- Ricky Gervais' "Lady Gypsy" music video has gotten more than 107,000 hits since it was posted on YouTube Friday.

Gervais will soon be seen reprising his most famous role of David Brent -- his character from the mockumentary series The Office -- in the comedy film David Brent: Life on the Road. The movie follows the socially awkward, but mildly ambitious salesman as he pursues a career in folk music.

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The 3-minute-plus "Lady Gypsy" clip is set in the woods and shows Brent wearing a sleeveless shirt, neckerchief and high-waisted pants, strumming a guitar and reflecting on an encounter he had with a beautiful, traveler woman when he was a younger man.

Gervais as Brent plays the situation straight until the woman offers him a roll in the heather and he ruins the romantic moment by clarifying that he won't pay to have sex with her.

When his friend tells him the sex is free, but the heather costs a pound, he argues that if he wanted heather: "I'd just pick some. It's free. It's growing in the ground."

The rest of the video mainly consists of Brent watching the woman dance through the forest as he sings.

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David Brent: Life on the Road is to open in the United Kingdom and Ireland on Aug. 19. It is to debut in the United States on Netflix in 2017.

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