Love of My Life Chords
Words and music by Freddie Mercury
Love of My Life Chords Transcribed by Shane McDonald
This transcripiton of Love of My Life chords, are an augmented version of the song. Love of My Life is from the ‘A Night at the Opera’ album which I enjoy playing, it is more a hybrid of the piano version on the album and the live guitar version. If you listen to my recorded samples included below you should be able to follow the piano chords and the layout of this version.
Introduction – Download Sample of Intro and Verse 1
TRILL 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)
Dm You will remember Am When this is blown over Bb F Gm7/F Dm/F A(7) And everything's all by the way Dm 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 Dm Love of my life Am Love of my life Gm/G /A Bb Ooooh Ooooh F Yeah
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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.
Love of My Life 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.
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