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'39 is a song by English guitarist Brian May and first recorded by his band Queen for their 1975 album A Night at the Opera. May sings lead vocals on its skiffle-like arrangement, featuring three- and four-part harmony vocals — including passages of falsetto during the middle bridge section, which culminate in a high-A note sung by Roger Taylor (May commented in 2005 that Taylor actually refused to sing the note he wanted, so he got him to sing a lower… read more

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In the year of '39 assembled here the volunteers
In the days when lands were few
Here the ship sailed out into the blue and sunny morn
The sweetest sight ever seen

Queen - '39 Lyrics

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  • One of the best songs ever written!
  • Brian May wrote this song based on the theory of relativity. How does one seriously write a song inspired by the theory of relativity? This man is too brilliant for words to say okay. [3]
  • this makes me feel i'm in love
  • Great song!!
  • I have always loved this song. I saw Interstellar last night, and this song was playing through my head. It fits the movie almost perfectly. "Your mother's eyes, from your eyes, cry to me." Such sorrowful beauty.
  • oh, such great song, but i would not believe that this is QUEEN! seems like that is what May is counting on :) but song is gorgeous!
  • The most beautiful song. EVER.
  • A masterpiece.
  • [2] Brian May wrote this song based on the theory of relativity. How does one seriously write a song inspired by the theory of relativity? This man is too brilliant for words to say okay.
  • My favorite by Queen

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