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Posted: 24 Jan 09, 09:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Listening to this song, i was wondering if there has or had been any quotes or references from the band at all concerning this song at all.  Its so distinctive but ive never read anything by the band regarding it.  Anyone else?Anyone got anything they can share??

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Posted: 24 Jan 09, 11:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Dr May mentioned it some time ago in his Soapbox. Don't remember the date though...



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Posted: 24 Jan 09, 12:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"This language was part of Freddie's heritage in his family, and he had a special affinity with it. The track was a great fun thing to do .. incorporating unusual flavours, and encouraging us to play in Eastern styles !! I'm sure the lyrics are in the original album sleeve. But I cannot tell you what they mean !"

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Posted: 25 Jan 09, 05:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Serry... wrote:

"This language was part of Freddie's heritage in his family, and he had a special affinity with it. The track was a great fun thing to do .. incorporating unusual flavours, and encouraging us to play in Eastern styles !! I'm sure the lyrics are in the original album sleeve. But I cannot tell you what they mean !"

"I'm not absolutely sure Freddie wanted to be understood here !!"

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But jokes aside, the way he wrote it seems so tongue-in-cheek. I'm pretty sure it means nothing as Freddie wasn't supposed to know Arabic...



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Posted: 25 Jan 09, 10:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

But he must have spoken another language apart from English, right?.  What language was spoken in Zanzibar?.






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Posted: 25 Jan 09, 10:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Crisstti wrote:

But he must have spoken another language apart from English, right?.  What language was spoken in Zanzibar?.





Zanzibar was under British rule at the time...while I doubt he learnt anything other than English there, it definitely wasn't Arabic. Probably an African language prevalent there. In India he probably learnt Hindi and/or Gujarati.




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Posted: 25 Jan 09, 10:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Kiswahili, English and Arabic


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Posted: 25 Jan 09, 13:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A few years ago I found this on the internet: http://de.geocities.com/igorcbg/Mustapha.txt



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Posted: 25 Jan 09, 14:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Interesting, though it seems no one knows what the lyrics mean! :).


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Posted: 27 Jan 09, 10:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It doesn't matter. It's the same kind of Freddie's fantasy as many others. And exept a name Mustafa there's no connection with Arabs. But Brian mentioned this song in his interwiev for "Guitarist", if I'm right it was november's number

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Posted: 27 Jan 09, 13:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Serry... wrote:

"This language was part of Freddie's heritage in his family, and he had a special affinity with it. The track was a great fun thing to do .. incorporating unusual flavours, and encouraging us to play in Eastern styles !! I'm sure the lyrics are in the original album sleeve. But I cannot tell you what they mean !"

"I'm not absolutely sure Freddie wanted to be understood here !!"

BHM


No lyrics in the original album sleeve. Our Dr. May gets confused these days. Pictures form 1985 he is dating to 1986 and he sees lyrics where ther are no lyrics ;)






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Posted: 27 Jan 09, 13:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

as if you can remember a specific detail of your job you did 30 years ago


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Posted: 27 Jan 09, 14:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote







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as if you can remember a specific detail of your job you did 30 years ago



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Posted: 27 Jan 09, 14:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Right.  They don't spend so much time as we fans do on that kind of things.


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Posted: 28 Jan 09, 06:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Saif wrote:







Serry... wrote:



"This language was part of Freddie's heritage in his family, and he had a special affinity with it. The track was a great fun thing to do .. incorporating unusual flavours, and encouraging us to play in Eastern styles !! I'm sure the lyrics are in the original album sleeve. But I cannot tell you what they mean !"

"I'm not absolutely sure Freddie wanted to be understood here !!"

BHM

Brian Hussein May is a deceptive Muslim, we shouldn't trust him.

But jokes aside, the way he wrote it seems so tongue-in-cheek. I'm pretty sure it means nothing as Freddie wasn't supposed to know Arabic...

Been taking your cues from Ann Coulter or something?







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Posted: 28 Jan 09, 06:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



ThomasQuinn wrote:







Saif wrote:



















Serry... wrote:







"This language was part of Freddie's heritage in his family, and he had a special affinity with it. The track was a great fun thing to do .. incorporating unusual flavours, and encouraging us to play in Eastern styles !! I'm sure the lyrics are in the original album sleeve. But I cannot tell you what they mean !"

"I'm not absolutely sure Freddie wanted to be understood here !!"

BHM





Brian Hussein May is a deceptive Muslim, we shouldn't trust him.

But jokes aside, the way he wrote it seems so tongue-in-cheek. I'm pretty sure it means nothing as Freddie wasn't supposed to know Arabic...

Been taking your cues from Ann Coulter or something?





Did you read the part in bold? It was a joke. I know it's Brian Harold May but while I was writing the post I found funny the possibility of it being Brian Hussein May. I was simply alluding to the insecurity many Americans have with Obama being a crypto-Muslim(completely untrue, BTW).



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Posted: 28 Jan 09, 07:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes, which is why I referred to Ann Coulter, who calls the newly installed president "B. Hussein Obama", because she is such a deranged racist.



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Posted: 28 Jan 09, 09:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



ThomasQuinn wrote:

Yes, which is why I referred to Ann Coulter, who calls the newly installed president "B. Hussein Obama", because she is such a deranged racist.
Yeah, I guess my comment was a bit insensitive. I'm sorry if I hurt anyone's feelings...



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Posted: 28 Jan 09, 10:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I asked a friend from Pakistan the meaning of the song some years ago and he said that it means nothing,he could not identify the words as Arabic.


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Posted: 29 Jan 09, 10:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



L-R-TIGER1994 wrote:

I asked a friend from Pakistan the meaning of the song some years ago and he said that it means nothing,he could not identify the words as Arabic.

Then youre friend couldn't really know if the lyrics mesn aomething, since he didn't understand what they say.






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