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Posted: 24 Apr 05, 15:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hello,

Apologies first off if this is a well known fact....but

I know this song was the B side to Seven Seas Of Rhye, but on some Queen sites it seems to be listed as an album track on Queen II, but it's not on my version, was it included on any versions of Queen II at all?

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Posted: 24 Apr 05, 15:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

US Hollywood 1991 version bonus track.


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Posted: 24 Apr 05, 15:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you. Off to get it now...!

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Posted: 24 Apr 05, 15:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://www.pemcom.demon.co.uk/queen/queen2/

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Posted: 24 Apr 05, 16:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

you do know there are TWo versions of SWAFIB?

the (ahem) straight version - and the camp-as-barratts version


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Posted: 24 Apr 05, 17:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Straight version?? I guess I've missed it. Only version I've heard (besides live versions) is the campy version included as a bonus track on the Hollywood reissue. Where can you get the "straight" version? Incredibly great frickin song by the way......

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Posted: 24 Apr 05, 21:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Same here, I only heard the campy version on the HR reissue from 1991. As well as the live versions I have from High Voltage, Mercury Rising, & Stunning. High Voltage is the best of the three.


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Posted: 24 Apr 05, 21:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I like the song a lot, and I've heard the live version is rather different (better, even). Is this true?

And, er, how can I get a copy of the live version?

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Posted: 24 Apr 05, 21:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Never heard the High Voltage version. Will have to check that out.....

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Posted: 24 Apr 05, 21:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes, the live version is much better, in my opinion. Several of the shows currently in the Hub have this track on them. Worth checking out.

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Posted: 24 Apr 05, 23:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

High Voltage does not include See What A Fool I've Been. That's the 31-03-74 show and High Voltage finishes with Liar.

see: http://members.optusnet.com.au/thepowells/hv_back.jpg

I'd be interested to know which boots on the hub include this song, particularly if they are form this night.

I didn't upload this, as I believe it's official (rip from the Box of Tricks video), but the link is still on the site, in Keep Yourself Alive's thread (http://www.queenzone.com/queenzone/forumnew/forum_topic_view.aspx?Q=510410)


12. See What A Fool I've Been:
http://rapidshare.de/files/1254861/12-_See_What_A_Fool_I_ve_Been.mp3.html

This is from the Christmas Eve show in 1975. Awesome version of SWAFIB.




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Posted: 24 Apr 05, 23:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for the info. When said "this track" I meant the song itself, not that exact recording from that night. After looking in the Hub, the only show I could find which included it was the Hippodrome show. I stand corrected, I said "several shows" in my earlier post and it was apparently only one show. Glad to know there's no need to track down High Voltage. Thanks again.

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Posted: 24 Apr 05, 23:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This version kicks ass. Many thanks. I like the new lyrics.

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Posted: 25 Apr 05, 04:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I rather like the 'straight' BBC version myself...it wouldn't say its better that the regular version, but kind of an interesting alternative at least....


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Posted: 25 Apr 05, 06:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Guys, and why do you call the two versions "straight" and "campy"? In both versions Freddie sings about "her" ? I think both of them are "straight"...


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Posted: 25 Apr 05, 06:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks, djaef!

Well, he means "campy" by how, for example, in a womanly tone, Freddie sings "See you later, sailor boy!"

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Posted: 25 Apr 05, 07:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

BBC VERSION

well she gone, gone this morning
see what a fool i've been
oh lord! i said, what a fool - i've been
wow!!! caught a train, a train to georgia
sixteen coaches long, oh lord i said sixteen coaches long
wow!
i walked out, onto the highway
greyhound bus had gone, oh lord i said
greyhound bus had gone - wow!


i walked out onto the highway
greyhound bus had gone
oh lord i said - greyhound bus had gone
went a long time ago - sure did

well she's gone - gone this morning
see what a fool i've been
so long - i said, what a fooo-oo-ooo-ooo-ool
i've been

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QUEEN II - SSOR b-side VERSION

well she gone dear, gone this morning, mmm yeah
owww, see what a fool i've been,
oh lord coochie coo - what a fool i've been
yes i did, too much didn't leave, leave me no letter
didn't leave no warning, you naughty thing you
i guess i'm all to blame oh lord
i guess i'm all to blame
see you later centrefold, ciaow, right now!

oh my little dog ain't too hungry
he kept on barking - vicious
just don't seem the same - no no
it just oh tantrums!!! it don't feel the same
see you later - now hit it like that!
coming on strong.

ooow - well i got so lonely
when i told my neighbour - she said
oh lord - what a fool i've been
then she told me what to do
she said - go home!

well she's gone - gone this morning
see what a fool i've been
so long - i said, what a fooo-oo-ooo-ooo-ool
i've been - thank you







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Posted: 25 Apr 05, 09:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for the BBC lyrics! I've been looking for them for many months!

By the way, on lives Freddie sung BBC lyrics version

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Posted: 25 Apr 05, 10:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And what is "centrefold"??
I thought Freddie sings "See you later sailor boy"...
Correct me if I'm wrong.


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Posted: 25 Apr 05, 12:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

centrefold is the main glamour picture in a "jazz mag"

ie - the lady/fella of the two-page centre spread (oooer) - usually with the staples through their navel


and both bits quotes above are not on the album lyric sheet - they're ad-libs so could be either


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