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White Queen (As it Began)

Words and music by Brian May

Piano Chords Transcribed by Shane McDonald : (

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* Piano Riff 1

The main guitar riff at the start has been transcribed note by note for piano, please refer to the chords which are made up from these notes, highlighted by the * .
Play each note individually.

Am : E C E B E A
Am7/G : E C E B E A
Fmaj7 -> F7 : E A D A C A Eb C B E
E : E  A  E


G  D   D   Em   G  D    D    Em
So sad her eyes smiling dark eyes
G  D   D   Em   G  D  D Am *   Am7/G    Fmaj7 -> F7    E
So sad her eyes as it began


Am *   
On such a breathless night as this
Upon my brow the lightest kiss
Fmaj7   ->    F7    E
I walked alone
Am *  
And all around the air did sway
My lady soon will stir this way
Fmaj7   ->     F7    E
In sorrow known
    Am          G
The white queen walks
        C     G/B   Am
And the night grows pale
D        Am         D
Stars of lovingness in her hair
G  D    D  Em    G   D    D  Em    
Heeding un-heard pleading one word
G  D   D  Em   G   D  D   Am  *
So sad my eyes she cannot see
Am *  
How did thee fare what have thee seen
The mother of the willow green
Fmaj7    ->    F7    E
I call her name
Am *  
And 'neath her window have I stayed
I loved the footsteps that she made
Fmaj7     ->     F7     E
And when she came
A                  Dm        F7
White queen how my heart did ache
Bb                 Esus4      E
And dry my lips no word would make
So still I wait
Instrumental : Continues using the Riff Am *   Am7/G    Fmaj7 -> F7    E  
(about 3 times while the accoustic guitar plays)
Electric Guitar section : G   D     D  Em       G   D     D  Em
Solo Bit (Chords) : C   G/B     F/A   C/G     Bb     Esus4   E7
Am                 G
My goddess hear my darkest fear
  C     G/B Am
I speak too late
D        Am      D       A
It's for evermore that I wait
G    D      D   Em
Dear friend goodbye
G  D        D  Em
No tears in my eyes
G  D   D  Em
So sad it ends
G  D  D Em
As it began
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