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Love of My Life Chords

Words and music by Freddie Mercury

Love of My Life Piano Chords Transcribed by Shane McDonald

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This piano chords transcripiton of the Love of My Life chords, is an augmented version of the song. Love of My Life is from the ‘A Night at the Opera’ album which I enjoy playing, these piano chords are more a hybrid of the piano version on the album and the live guitar version. If you listen to my recorded samples included at the bottom of the Love of My Life chords, you should be able to follow the piano chords and the layout of this version.

 C7/Bb	F/A	C7/Bb	F/A	Gm	F	C/E	Dm	C
 Eb	Bb/D	Ebsus4	Bb	Bb 	F/A	Gm	F
 Bb	F/A	G	F/A	G/B 	G7


C                      Am
Love of my life you've hurt me
       Dm                  G7
You've broken my heart and now you leave me
C          F/C  C         F
Love of my life can't you see
         Dm            Am
Bring it back bring it back
      Bb       F
Don't take it away from me
  Bb   F/A  Am    Gm7
Because you don't know
Gm7    C7        F
What it means to me
Between Verse : 
Bb   F/A  C7   F    Bb   F/A    G	F/A	G/B 	G7
C                     Am
Love of my life don't leave me
       Dm                G7
You've taken my love you now desert me
C          F/C  C         F
Love of my life can't you see
         Dm            Am
Bring it back bring it back
      Bb       F
Don't take it away from me
  Bb    F/A Am    Gm7
Because you don't know
Gm7     C7       F
What it means to me
Between Verse : 
C7/Bb	  F/A	C7/Bb	F/A    F   Bb/G   Bb
Bb    F/A    Cm    Bb    F/A    Gm   F   (F/E quick)
You will remember
When this is blown over
    Bb                      F    Gm7/F    Dm/F   A(7)
And everything's all by the way
When I grow older
Am                      F#min7 -5th     F#dim7  
I will be there at your side        to remind you
    Gm7              C F/C   Gm/C C
How I still love you I still love you
Instrumental : This is where I merge the Guitar/Concert Version  (Listen to Sample)
F   C/E   F  Gm   F  C/E  Dm  C
Eb  Bb   Ebsus2   Bb
Bb  F/A   Gm   F
(fast bit on guitar ->) Gm7/Bb   Fsus2/A  Gm7/Bb   Fsus2/A Gm7/Bb   Fsus2/A
G   F/G   G   G7  C   Dm   C   C7
Final Verse

Dm         Am
Back hurry back
       Bb            F
Please bring it back home to me
  Bb    F/A Dm    Gm7
Because you don't know
C7               F
What it means to me
Love of my life
Love of my life
Gm/G   /A    Bb
Ooooh        Ooooh



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About Love of My Life

Love of My Life is from the 4th studio album by Queen, A Night at the Opera. The album, A Night at the Opera was released on 21 November 1975. It was the most expensive album ever recorded at the time of its release. The style of songs on the album are varied, ranging from ballads and rock to vaudeville and back into the prog rock styles. A Night at the Opera gave Queen their first number 1 album and topped the UK Albums Charts for four non-consecutive weeks. One of the reasons for the success of the album is the band’s most successful single in the UK, “Bohemian Rhapsody“. Other hit songs on the album include You’re My Best Friend, Love of My Life and I’m in Love with my Car which although not a commercial hit, was a hit with fans.

The song was written for Freddie Mercury’s girlfriend at the time, Mary Austin. Mary became Freddie’s life long friend and this song remains one of his most covered songs. Bands like Extreme, Scorpions and Elaine Paige have covered Love of my Life.

For this recording Freddie played piano which includes a quite difficult piano solo (if I do say so myself). The song includes lots of multi-tracking and layering. Brian May played harp  by playing it chord by chord and layering the takes to form the entire part as well as a Gibson Hummingbird acoustic guitar and his trusty Red Special. Brian May eventually arranged the song so it could be played on an acoustic 12 string for live performances. The Love of My Life chords which are available on this page reflect Brian’s acoustic version and the original version combined.

“Love of My Life” was such a concert favourite that Mercury frequently stopped singing and allowed the audience to take over. It was especially well received during concerts in South America, and the band released the song as a single there. When Queen and Paul Rodgers performed the song (specifically Brian solo) he sang almost none of the words and let the audience sing it all, continuing the tradition.

Love of my Life featured heavily in the 2018 Queen movie, Bohemian Rhapsody starring Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury. 

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