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"Sleeping On The Sidewalk", written and sung by Brian May, was inspired by Eric Clapton. Lyrically, it deals with an aspiring trumpet player's career, delivered in a "rags-to-riches" fashion and recorded in one take. May sings with an American accent, providing some near-authentic blues credibility to the jam, and measures the aforementioned trumpet player's success by "bucks" (as opposed to pounds). On a close inspection, John Deacon can be heard playing the wrong notes in some bass parts, and May… read more

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I was nothin' but a city boy
My trumpet was my only toy
I've been blowin' my horn
Since I knew I was born
But there ain't nobody wants to know

I've…

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