Sweet Lady (Queen song)

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"Sweet Lady"
Song by Queen
from the album A Night at the Opera
A-side"Bohemian Rhapsody" (Turkey only)
Released21 November 1975
RecordedAugust–November 1975
Songwriter(s)Brian May

"Sweet Lady" is a song by British rock band Queen, which was written by Queen guitarist Brian May.


"Sweet Lady" is a distortion-driven fast rocker written by May. The song is an unusual rock style in 3/4 meter (which gives way to 4/4 at the bridge).

According to an online source, Roger Taylor once said that because of its unusual time signature, "Sweet Lady" was the hardest song for him to play live on the drums.[3]

The backing track was probably recorded live, as one can hear the wires on the snare drum of Taylor's kit vibrating along with John Deacon's bass guitar riff.


Live performances[edit]

"Sweet Lady" was first performed live on the A Night at the Opera Tour in November 1975. It was one of only three songs from the soon to be released album (A Night At The Opera) to be performed live (the others being "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "The Prophet's Song"). The band were still completing the album a week before it was to be released, so they only had a couple of days to rehearse.

The song would remain on Queen's live set to its last performance in June 1977. Like many Queen tracks performed live, the song has never been released on an official live album.



  1. ^ Prown, Pete; Newquist, H. P. (1997). Legends of Rock Guitar: The Essential Reference of Rock's Greatest Guitarists. Hal Leonard. p. 1983. ISBN 9781476850931.
  2. ^ "A Night at the Opera - Queen". AllMusic. encompasses metal ("Death on Two Legs", "Sweet Lady")...
  3. ^ http://www.queenlive.ca/queen/75-11-14.htm