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Death On Two Legs Chords

Words and music by Freddie Mercury

Death on Two Legs Chords Transcribed by Shane McDonald

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Details : I transcribed the Death on Two Legs Chords in 1995 but there is a lot more to it than I first thought. I recently found chords I didn’t hear when I first transcribed it. The Piano pieces are described in such a way that you can play them as easily as possible.I recorded a 20 second clip of the intro – available below.

Intro : (piano : fade in - played as a 4 note arpeggio based on the chord)
BAR Lines:	|     |                |          |         |               
Ebm   F#/C#   C#sus4  C#   Fm/C  C   Em/B   **-**-** G/D 
Note : **-**-** Indicates 6 piano bass notes which are to be played here before
playing the G/D. After playing the G/D there are 7 treble notes G G A A B B D played
For **-**-** Play : B  Bb    B C#     B D

 

Guitar : 
Bass notes ( G D G C# ) repeat 4 times
last time play D note after C#

Note : for these piano pieces it is easier to play the Bm chord and bass
notes together if you cross over your Hands .i.e play the Bm chord using
left and bass notes with right hand.

piano riff 1 : play Bm chord using Left Hand (in the rhythm of Killer
Queen).
Bass noted (RH) : B  F#  F  Bb  F#  A  G#  B  D  F#  G  D  F#   X  2
piano riff 2 : play Bm using Left Hand.
Bass noted (RH) : B  F#  G   ( usually repeated about 4 times)
Bm (piano riff 2)    
You suck my blood like a leech 
You break the law and you preach 
Screw my brain till it hurts 
Gm
You've taken all my money 
F#
And you want more 
D
Misguided old mule with your pig headed rules 
With your narrow minded cronies 
Gm		     Cm
Who are fools of the first division 
(use piano riff 1)
Bm
Death on two legs 
You're tearing me apart 
Death on two legs 
A                D
You've never had a heart of your own 
F#7    	         Em  Bm	     Em    Bm
Kill joy bad guy big talking small fry 
A
You're just an old barrow boy 
D
Have you found a new toy to replace me? 
Can you face me? 
Bm                  F#
But now you can kiss my ass goodbye 
Feel good are you satisfied? 
Em   Bm   Em Bm
Do you feel like suicide? 
(I think you should) 
A 
Is your conscience all right 
Does it plague you at night? 
D         F#7
Do you feel good feel good? 
(NC)		    Bm (piano riff 2)
You talk like a big business tycoon 
You're just a hot air balloon 
So no one gives you a damn 
Gm
You're just an overgrown schoolboy 
F#
Let me tan your hide 
D
A dog with disease 
You're the king of the 'sleaze' 
Put your money where your mouth is 
Gm
Mister know-all 
Was the fin on your back 
Cm     No Chord
Part of the deal? (Shark) 
Bm
Death on two legs 
You're tearing me apart 
Death on two legs 
A                             D 
You've never had a heart (you never did) of your own 
(Right from the start) 
F#7
Insane you should be put inside 
Em    Bm   		 Em  Bm
You're a sewer rat decaying in a cesspool of pride 
A
Should be made unemployed 
Then make yourself null and void 
D	    F#7
Make me feel good I feel good




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