Who Sang The Fairy Feller’s Master‐Stroke? Queen

Queen Queen II cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1974-3-8
Genre: Rock Folk, World, & Country
Style: Hard Rock/Glam/Arena Rock/Classic Rock
length: 2:42
producer: Roy Thomas Baker and Queen
engineer: Mike Stone
additional producer: Robin Geoffrey Cable and Queen
lead vocals: Freddie Mercury
piano: Freddie Mercury
guitar: Brian May
harpsichord: Freddie Mercury
percussion: Roger Taylor
drums (drum set): Roger Taylor
bass guitar: John Deacon
background vocals: Brian May, Roger Taylor and Freddie Mercury
other vocals: Roger Taylor
guest castanets: Roy Thomas Baker
Lyrics
He's a fairy feller
Ah ah the fairy folk have gathered
Round the new moon's shine
To see the feller crack a nut
At night's noon time
To swing his axe he swears
As he climbs he dares
To deliver the master stroke

Plow man wagoner will' and types
Politician with senatorial pipe
He's a dilly dally oh
Pedagogue squinting wears a frown
And a satyr peers under lady's gown
He's a dirty fellow
What a dirty laddie-oh

Tatterdemalion and the junketer
There's a thief and a dragonfly trumpeter
He's my hero ah
Fairy dandy tickling the fancy
Of his lady friend
The nymph in yellow (can we see the master stroke)
What a queer fellow

Ah ah ah ah ah ah
Ah ah ah ah ah ah
Soldier sailor tinker tailor plow boy
Waiting to hear the sound
And the arch magician presides
He is the leader

Oberon and Titania watched by a harridan
Mab is the queen and there's a good apothecary man
Come to say hello
Fairy dandy tickling the fancy
Of his lady friend
The nymph in yellow
What a queer fellow
The ostler stares with hands on his knees
Come on mister feller
Crack it open of you please

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

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