Lily of the Valley

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"Lily of the Valley" is a song by British rock band Queen. Lead singer Freddie Mercury plays the piano and provides all the vocals on the track. It was originally featured on Queen's third album, Sheer Heart Attack, released in 1974, and is one of the album's few ballads. In 1975, "Lily of the Valley" was released as the B-side of different singles in the U. K. and the United States. The U. K. single was "Now I'm Here", and the U. S. single was a reissue of "Keep Yourself Alive". For the former release the first measure of the song was excised to avoid the cross-fade with "Flick Of The Wrist", the preceding song on the parent album. On the latter release the first measure is present but the cross-fade is absent, making this version a true stand-alone mix. Further, on the U. S. single only, the song's end abuts the start of a stand-alone mix of 'God Save The Queen' from A Night At The Opera (that is, the album's cross-fade from "Bohemian Rhapsody" to "God Save The Queen" is absent). 


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I am forever searching high and low
But why does everyone tell me 'no'?
Neptune of the seas, an answer for me please
The lily of the valley doesn't know

I lie in wait with open eyes
I carry on through stormy skies
I follow every course; my kingdom for a horse
But each time I grow old
Serpent of the Nile, relieve me for a while
And cast me from your spell, and let me go

Messenger from seven seas has flown
To tell the king of Rhye he's lost his throne
Wars will never cease
Is there time enough for peace?
The lily of the valley doesn't know

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Queen are a British rock band formed in London in 1971, originally consisting of the late Freddie Mercury (lead vocals, piano), Brian May (guitar, vocals), John Deacon (bass guitar), and Roger Taylor (drums, vocals). Queen's earliest works were influenced by progressive rock, but the band gradually ventured into more conventional and radio-friendly works, incorporating more diverse and innovative styles in their music. After the late and great Freddie Mercury died, Queen continued to tour with multiple acts including Paul Rodgers, and currently, Adam Lambert. more »

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Written by: Freddie Mercury

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