How to play My Fairy King on acoustic guitar.
My Fairy King is from the self titled Queen debut album of 1973
In this video we look at how to play the song on acoustic guitar.
each section is different and doesnt follow the normal verse chorus format.
“My Fairy King”, written by Mercury, deals with Rhye, a fantasy world created by him and featured in other Queen songs, most notably “Seven Seas of Rhye”. “My Fairy King” is the first song on the album to feature Mercury’s piano skills – as the piano on “Doing All Right” was played by May, who was quite impressed by Mercury’s piano playing on the track, and from this point on Mercury handled most of Queen’s piano parts.
Before writing this song Mercury was known as Freddie Bulsara, and this song is said to have inspired him to change his surname. Its lyrics contain a verse with the words “Mother Mercury, look what they’ve done to me.” May has said that after the line was written, Freddie claimed he was singing about his own mother. Subsequently, Freddie Bulsara took the stage name Freddie Mercury. This was another attempt to separate his stage persona (“extroverted monster”, as Mercury himself once described it) from his private one (introverted).
Written during the band’s time in the studio, the song contains many voice overdubs and vocal harmonies, which Mercury was fond of. Taylor also displays his vocal skills here, hitting some of the highest notes in the composition. The vocal overdubs technique would later be used in many Queen songs, most notably “Bohemian Rhapsody”. Mercury borrowed some lines from Robert Browning’s poem “The Pied Piper of Hamelin
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