The March of the Black Queen (6:31)

Cover of Queen II

From Queen II and 8 other releases

Freddie Mercury composed “March Of The Black Queen” at the piano in 1973, and the song was included a year later on Queen’s second album Queen II.

It is the only Queen song containing polyrhythm/polymeter (two different time signatures simultaneously 8/8 and 12/8), which is very rare for popular music.

The full piece was too complicated to perform live by the band, however the uptempo section containing the lines (sung by Roger Taylor) “My life is in your hands, I’ll foe and I’ll fie…” etc was sometimes included in a live medley during the 1970s.

The riff before the end of the song that’s lead to”Forget your sing-alongs…” was also used in Bohemian Rhapsody.

The song segues into the next track, “Funny How Love Is”. This song ends with an ascending note progression, which climaxes in the first second of the following track.

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  • JeanLoco

    One of the best Queen songs ♥

    12 Nov 9:28pm Reply
  • MsDiplodocusss

    wow

    21 Oct 4:21pm Reply
  • prttyvisitors

    this song means everything to me

    29 Jul 9:23pm Reply
  • Krystalicznaa

    Queen II is one of the most underrated albums of all time. [33]

    12 Jul 10:07pm Reply
  • patriotsaint_

    Queen II is one of the most underrated albums of all time. [32]

    3 May 3:05pm Reply
  • neodude991

    One of the best Queen songs ever along with Bohemian Rhapsody and Innuendo. [2]

    24 Apr 3:09am Reply
  • ThiagoLorpal

    Queen II is one of the most underrated albums of all time. [31]

    2 Feb 1:39am Reply
  • kingbrockie

    The precursor to Bohemian Rhapsody and arguably better. Favourite Queen song I think but like to listen to it with Nevermore and Funny How Love Is.

    31 Jan 7:58pm Reply
  • JplisM

    Queen II is one of the most underrated albums of all time. [30]

    11 Dec 2013 Reply
  • DeadlyWaste

    So many memories in this song, it's probably my favorite queen song

    29 Nov 2013 Reply
  • DeadlyWaste

    I REIGN WITH MY LEFT HAND, I RULE WITH MY RIGHT. I'M LORD OF THE DARKNESS, I'M QUEEN OF THE NIGHTTTTT

    29 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Wachahahaha

    One of the best Queen songs ever along with Bohemian Rhapsody and Innuendo.

    29 Jul 2013 Reply
  • FranOviedo

    Best Queen song ever. Screw Bohemian Rhapsody and Innuendo. [3]

    5 Jul 2013 Reply
  • firefly2811

    excellent stuff

    25 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Celary_Stalker

    I never heard this song before, I wonder how it would sound if a woman artist , maybe a goth - metal whatever would sound like covering this ?

    10 Jun 2013 Reply
  • ElizaWoodville

    Brilliant and criminally underrated song.

    26 Apr 2013 Reply
  • LunaSea15

    Queen II is one of the most underrated albums of all time. [29]

    25 Apr 2013 Reply
  • neobat29

    Queen II is one of the most underrated albums of all time. [28]

    16 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Mr_Perry

    Nice to listen

    10 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Torzonborz100

    Not only is it underrated but it's one of the best albums of all time. You can listen to Led Zeppelin IV, put Queen II on and see how incredible it is! [2]

    12 Jan 2013 Reply
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