'39 Lyrics

Queen


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Brian May
album: Track 5 in album A Night at the Opera
release date: 1975-11-21
popularity : 14 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Pop Rock/Prog Rock/Music Hall/Symphonic Rock/Skiffle/Acoustic
length: 3:31
producer: Roy Thomas Baker and Queen
vocal: Brian May
additional sound engineer: Gary Lyons
executive engineer: Mike Stone
composer: Brian May
lyricist: Brian May

Cover Art

Queen A Night at the Opera cover art
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In the year of thirty-nine assembled here the volunteers
In the days when lands were few
Here the ship sailed out into the blue and sunny morn
The sweetest sight ever seen

And the night followed day
And the story tellers say
That the score brave souls inside
For many a lonely day sailed across the milky seas
Ne'er looked back, never feared, never cried

Don't you hear my call though you're many years away
Don't you hear me calling you
Write your letters in the sand
For the day I take your hand
In the land that our grandchildren knew

In the year of thirty-nine came a ship in from the blue
The volunteers came home that day
And they bring good news of a world so newly born
Though their hearts so heavily weigh
For the earth is old and grey, little darling went away
But my love this cannot be
For so many years have gone though I'm older but a year
Your mother's eyes, from your eyes, cry to me

Don't you hear my call though you're many years away
Don't you hear me calling you
Write your letters in the sand for the day I take your hand
In the land that our grandchildren knew

Don't you hear my call though you're many years away
Don't you hear me calling you
All your letters in the sand cannot heal me like your hand
For my life
Still ahead
Pity Me


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Death on Two Legs (Dedicated to…)
  • 2 Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon
  • 3 I’m in Love With My Car
  • 4 You’re My Best Friend
  • 5 ’39
  • 6 Sweet Lady
  • 7 Seaside Rendezvous
  • 8 The Prophet’s Song
  • 9 Love of My Life
  • 10 Good Company
  • 11 Bohemian Rhapsody
  • 12 God Save the Queen