Bijou – Chords
Bijou from the album Innuendo
Within the Bijou Chords below I have used the :: symbol to denote one bar as there are no drums or lyrics for the majority of Bijou.
The timing for the chords is quite free flowing and I would recommend that you take some time to have a listen to the original Queen track. That way you should get a feeling for how the flow of this song proceeds.
Dm :: Asug5 A7 : Eb/Bb : Ab : F Dm :: Am : Dm F/c : Am : Gm/Bb Gm7 … :: Dm :: Aaug5 A7 :: Eb/Bb Gb :: Gbdim :: C :: C/B Am G/A Fmaj7 Em7 You and Me We are destined you’ll agree to spend the rest C G/B of our lives with each other Am F C the rest of our days like two lovers for ever Bb Ab Ab/Gb F yeah for ever My Bijou Dm :: Asug5 A7 : Eb/Bb : Ab : F Dm :: Am :: Dm :: Am Gm7/Bb :: Gm6/D :: Dm :: Aaug5 A7 Eb/Bb :: Gb : Gbdim : C
You and me
We are destined
To spend the rest of our lives with each other
The rest of our days like two lovers
Information about the song Bijou
Bijou was recorded from an impromptu jamming session with Freddie Mercury and Brian May. While Freddie wrote most of the song including the strings and pads. Brian obviously write and orchestrated the guitar section. The whole idea of this song was that it would be an inside-out-song so that it’s mainly instruments and the vocals would be where the instrumentals would be. The lyrics only start about 1 minute and 20 seconds into the song.
It’s a beautiful song and one which is sometimes overlooked.
I actually covered this with brian may as part of the jam with Bri series of Microconcerts which he did in April, May and June of 2020 (when we were all locked down). You can video this video online on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qemabhkZDLo so I would be delighted if you had a look at the video and if you could subscribe to my YouTube channel for more Queen videos coming soon.
Bijou Cover by Shane McDonald and Brian May
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