7/19/2016

Weekly Basslines #191: '39 (Queen)

Today is Brian May's 69th birthday and for this reason I bring to you the transcription of one of my favorite Brian-May-penned Queen songs.



'39 is the fifth track on the famous "Night at the Opera" album from 1975 and is also sung by Brian.

He joked with John Deacon that the most suitable sound for this tune would be a double-bass which John at that time didn't know to play. But a few days later when Brian came to the studio he found John there with a double-bass and he already had learned how to play it.

So Happy Birthday to Brian May and thanks for that wonderful tune.