the fairy feller's master-stroke

anonymous asked:

Gosh I really love the lyrics to the fairy fellers master stroke or whatever the song's called

I love the song, but I can never get to grips with the lyrics! One of these days, I will have to sit down with the the song, the lyrics, plus a pic of the original painting and really think about everything that’s going on. I think Freddie’s abstract genius wins over his ear for a catchy hit with this one. 

The Fairy Feller's Master Stroke (Live)
The Fairy Feller's Master Stroke (Live)

The Fairy Feller’s Master Stroke // Live at the Rainbow.

Queen played three sold-out shows at the legendary Rainbow in 1974. The first was in March, the crowning glory of the Queen II tour; the band then returned for two more nights in November as a part of the Sheer Heart Attack tour.

This is a recording of “The Fairy Feller’s Master Stroke” live at the Rainbow during the Queen II tour.


Queen - The Fairy Feller’s Master Stroke


The Fairy Feller’s Master Stroke, Queen II. 1974

Written about a painting done by Richard Dadd, with accompanying poem. It’s just so silly and I love all the mythology. Freddie’s Mythological and fairy tale songs are always so beautiful. Especially his ones about Rhye.

Today marks the anniversary of a killer album. I love love love march of the black queen, white queen (as it began), ogre battle and the fairy fellers masters stroke.