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Posted: 20 Mar 10, 12:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He died in the evening of the 24th of November and that was a Sunday.

Looking back you can read anything into anything. "Keep yourself alive" even has more hints of what was to come, but when Brian May wrote it the song was meant to be ironic. 

But reading the lyrics I think I begin to understand, why they dropped the song. The lyrics are pretty weak.

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Posted: 20 Mar 10, 13:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Love Kills, To Much Love Will Kill You, My Love Is Dangerous are maybe more 'prophetic' song titles.

I don't like it when somebody tries to find connections of which everybody knows they aren't there.

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Posted: 20 Mar 10, 13:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm not sure why you think everyone lies about freddies death.

The lyrics were roughly made up each time the song was performed.


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Posted: 20 Mar 10, 14:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That's obvious. It's about Mr T from the A-Team

"They call you Mr. T"

And Mr C is the father of Melanie C from the Spice Girls
http://www.tornado.pair.com/melaniec/v2/info/bio.html

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Posted: 20 Mar 10, 15:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote















community wrote:







NoMoreMrNiceGuy: What a nonsense, the song is not about Mr T from the A-Team, but about a lyrical hero, whom will gone down in hystory, but this is not Mr T from the A-Team. Before yammer, careful you must read the text of the song, and then answer on question.





The lyrics ARE nonsense, they mean nothing.

Freddie just made them up as he went along, they mean nothing.

this is another version:

I know all about you
They call you Mr. C
You are a bibles son.

There, it's about Jesus.


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Posted: 20 Mar 10, 15:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i don't think there are any sites with that version lyrics, but there are 3 or 4 version that freddie made up
others go:

I never want to doubt you
They call you Mister c
You are the Bible's son
You did have a very good time
More than anyone I ever meet
You lose, you lose, you go down in history
Hangman you gonna pull my soul
Yeh, they say "get up, get up, very nice to meet you"



I know all about you
They call you Mr. T
you did a good job
You use a cut-throat skillfully
You lose, you choose  
Oh, oh, I tell you
Have you made any more pork pies for me?
Hangman, says you make a very nice cup of tea

I know all about you
They call you Mr. T
You own a barber's shop
You've got the pie's, feel me
You use, you use rope that you believe
Oh, oh, I tell you


Obviously about Sweeny todd


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Posted: 20 Mar 10, 15:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote







community wrote:



And who is this Mr. T , who is also there is in song?











Would you like say that the Hangman, the song just nonsense?






Well to be honest theres a chance it could be based on the urban myth of Sweeney Todd, before it became a musical.

I know all about you
They call you Mr. T
you did a good job
You use a cut-throat skillfully
You lose, you choose  
Oh, oh, I tell you
Have you made any more pork pies for me?
Hangman, says you make a very nice cup of tea.

Sounds like sweeney todd to me.


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Posted: 20 Mar 10, 16:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

you are looking for meaning where there is none, the song is just made up on the spot, it doesn't mean anything.
Freddies song about sweeney todd or Mr.T and the a team.

here you go, I've writen out this load of lyrics for you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdyWAgC8zaE

I know all about you
They call you Mr. T
You did a good job
yeah MR. T
When you lose, you use a cut throat Very very skilfully
Have you made any more pork pies for me?
Whao hangman
Don’t lie for me

Hangman, hangman, waiting for me
Hang that rope from the highest tree
I don't want to beg for mercy
Hangman, hangman

I know all about you
They call you Mrs. C
You did a very good job, always talking the lie to me
you'll go down, you’ll go down down down in history
Have you made anymore pork pies for me
whao, hangman swings in the night?

Hangman, hangman, waiting for me
Hang that rope from the highest tree
I don't want to beg for mercy
Hangman

(Guitar solo)

WHAO HANGMAN, why do you keep
why do you keep, why do you keep Calling me
oh you’re good
you’ll go down, you’ll go down, you’ll go down in history
Baby baby you gotta see
did ya say you’re tied of living yeah
Come on come on come on
You say: You’re not afraid of dying
yeah
first you say, you say your tired of living
and the hangman say he won’t let you go
now you say you’re afraid of dying
the hangman say he wanna let you go

Hangman hang me, hang man hang me
Yes sir
hmmm oh you gonna die
hmmmmmm

You’ve only gotta watch me DIEEEEEEEEEE

then the fast bit which im not going to even try and type out.


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Posted: 22 Mar 10, 00:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

kind of subject hard to touch.

we can all write stuff to look back and forth opon.


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Posted: 22 Mar 10, 00:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Could Mr. T be the reason that this song has never been released?


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Posted: 22 Mar 10, 09:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



It would be prophetic if Mr T had killed Freddie Mercury on orders from Mr. Cunningham (from Happy Days).



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Posted: 22 Mar 10, 09:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Rubbersuit wrote:







It would be prophetic if Mr T had killed Freddie Mercury on orders from Mr. Cunningham (from Happy Days).






asked him if he wanted to die....... Then made pork pies out of him.


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Posted: 22 Mar 10, 10:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Who knows what the song means expect for Freddie who wrote it.
It's not about Mr. T from the A-Team, Hangman came out around '73 and '75/76, the A-team TV show was shown from January 23, 1983 to December 30, 1986.



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