Lily of the Valley (song)

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"Lily of the Valley"
Single by Queen
from the album Sheer Heart Attack
B-side "Keep Yourself Alive"
Released April 1975
Format Vinyl record (7")
Recorded 1974
Genre Progressive rock
Length 1:43
Label EMI, Elektra
Writer(s) Freddie Mercury
Producer(s) Roy Thomas Baker and Queen
Queen singles chronology
"Now I'm Here"
(1975)
"Lily of the Valley"
(1975)
"Bohemian Rhapsody"
(1975)

"Lily of the Valley" is a song by British rock band Queen, which was originally released on their third studio album Sheer Heart Attack in 1974. "Lily of the Valley" features Mercury playing the piano and providing all of the vocals. The song has a reference to "Seven Seas of Rhye" in the line "messenger from Seven Seas has flown to tell the King of Rhye he's lost his throne". "Lily of the Valley" was released as a single the following year in 1975, but failed to chart anywhere. the B-side of the single was "Keep Yourself Alive". The song is one of the album's few slow ballads.

Covers[edit]

The song, together with "Tenement Funster" and "Flick of the Wrist", was covered by Dream Theater on the bonus disc of their album Black Clouds & Silver Linings.[1]

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Black Clouds & Silver Linings (Special Edition) Allmusic. Retrieved 1 September 2011