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Posted: 24 Jan 06, 02:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

at the beginning of the tune, freddie teases another famous tune, doesn't he? I hear him riffig off a song i know, but i cant for the life of me figure it out. What song does he sneak a few bars in of?

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Posted: 24 Jan 06, 05:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Typical rhytmical pulsation of waltz? There are lots of old waltzes that have that "feel".

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Posted: 24 Jan 06, 09:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Rompez wrote:

Typical rhytmical pulsation of waltz? There are lots of old waltzes that have that "feel".


I agree. Type "Strauss waltz" into Kazaa's searchbox and I'm sure you'll find a song that starts similarly.


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Posted: 24 Jan 06, 12:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think this is just a generic waltz thing - so it may/or may not be part of a Strauss thing.

However, anyone else notice that 'Good Old Fashioned Loverboy' lifts a 'riff' from the lullaby 'Rock-a-bye-baby'?

Rock-a-bye-baby
On the tree top
When the wind blows
the cradle will rock
When the bough brakes
The cradle will fall
And down will come baby
Cradle and all


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Posted: 24 Jan 06, 12:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

John S Stuart wrote:

I think this is just a generic waltz thing - so it may/or may not be part of a Strauss thing.

However, anyone else notice that 'Good Old Fashioned Loverboy' lifts a 'riff' from the lullaby 'Rock-a-bye-baby'?

Rock-a-bye-baby
On the tree top
When the wind blows
the cradle will rock
When the bough brakes
The cradle will fall
And down will come baby
Cradle and all


I've always noticed that too, the "when I'm not with you" part, that is.

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Posted: 24 Jan 06, 13:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've always noticed that too, the "when I'm not with you" part, that is.


It would be interesting to know whether such things were put there by Freddie on purpose, or unconciously.


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