Who Sang Father to Son? Queen

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Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Brian May
release date: 1974-3-8
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Hard Rock/Glam/Arena Rock/Classic Rock
length: 6:14
producer: Roy Thomas Baker and Queen
engineer: Mike Stone
additional producer: Robin Geoffrey Cable and Queen
lead vocals: Freddie Mercury
piano: Freddie Mercury and Brian May
drums (drum set): Roger Taylor
bass guitar: John Deacon
acoustic guitar: John Deacon and Brian May
background vocals: Brian May, Freddie Mercury and Roger Taylor
electric guitar: Brian May
A word in your ear, from father to son
Hear the word that I say
I fought with you, fought on your side
Long before you were born

Joyful the sound, the word goes around
From father to son, to son...
And the voice is so clear, time after time it keeps on
Calling you, calling you on
Don't destroy what you see, your country to be
Just keep building on the ground that's been won

Kings will be crowned, and the word goes around
From father to son, to son

Won't you hear us sing
(te de de de de de de de de de de de de de de)
Our family song
(te de de de de de de de de de de de de de de)

Father, father, father, father, ooh yeah, father, father, father, father
(te de de de de de de de de de de de de de de)
Now we hand it on
But I've heard it all before

Take this letter that I give you
Take it sonny, hold it high
You won't understand a word that's in it
But you'll write it out again before you die (yeah yeah)

A word in your ear from father to son
Funny you don't hear a single word I say
But my letter to you will stay by your side
Through the years till the loneliness is gone
Sing if you will - but the air you breathe I live to give you

Father to son, father to, father to, father to son

Joyful the sound, the word goes around
From father to son, to son...

Kings will be crowned, the word goes around
From father to son, to son

Joyful the sound, the word goes around
From father to son, to son...

Kings will be crowned, the word goes around
From father to son, to son

Joyful the sound, the word goes around
From father to son, to son...

Kings will be crowned, the word goes around
From father to son, to son

Joyful the sound, the word goes around



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Procession
  • 2 Father to Son
  • 3 White Queen (As It Began)
  • 4 Some Day One Day
  • 5 The Loser in the End
  • 6 Ogre Battle
  • 7 The Fairy Feller’s Master‐Stroke
  • 8 Nevermore
  • 9 The March of the Black Queen
  • 10 Funny How Love Is
  • 11 Seven Seas of Rhye

  • Album Information
    label: EMI
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin