Freddie and I eventually got to write little bits of songs which we linked together like 'A Day In The Life' [a song of The Beatles from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band ]. This makes sense when you consider 'Bohemian Rhapsody'. You know: 'Woke up, fell out of bed' , and 'I see a little silhouetto of a man'. It was an interesting way getting from one piece in a different key signature to another. But I don't think we actually finished anything. There was a cowboy-type song called 'The Real Life', which was actually reminiscent of the first part of 'Bohemian Rhapsody'. That was the chorus at that time, although it could have been one of Brian's songs. I remember that distinctly. Freddie certainly taught me a lot at those sessions. He had a great, natural sense of melody. I picked that up straight away. For me that was the most interesting aspect of what he was doing."
Interesting to read about what could possibly have been the barebones of Bohemian Rhapsody [or at least a fragment].