"A Winter's Tale" as written by John Deacon, Brian Harold May, Freddie Mercury and Roger Taylor....
It's winter-fall
Read skies are gleaming, oh
Sea-gulls are flyin' over
Swans are floatin' by
Smoking chimney-tops
Am I dreaming?
Am I dreaming?

The nights draw in
There's a silky moon up in the sky, yeah
Children are fantasizing
Grown-ups are standin' by
What a super feeling
Am I dreaming?
Am I dreaming?
Woh-woh-woh-woh

(Dreaming) So quiet and peaceful
(Dreaming) Tranquil and blissful
(Dreaming) There's a kind of magic in the air
(Dreaming) What a truly magnificent view
(Dreaming) A breathtaking scene
(With the dreams of the world
In the palm of your hand)

(Dreaming) A cozy fireside chat
(Dreaming) A little this, a little that
(Dreaming) Sound of merry laughter skippin' by
(Dreaming) Gentle rain beatin' on my face
(Dreaming) What an extraordinary place!
(And the dream of the child
Is the hope of the, hope of the man)

It's all so beautiful
Like a landscape painting in the sky, yeah
Mountains are zoomin' higher, uh
Little girls scream an' cry
My world is spinnin', and spinnin', and spinnin'
It's unbelievable
Sends me reeling
Am I dreaming?
Am I dreaming?

Oooh, it's bliss


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"A Winters Tale" as written by Freddie Mercury Brian May

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    General CommentGosh, bless him.
    He was terribly ill when he wrote this song, and he recorded the vocals two weeks before he died (so I believe).

    Despite that, it remains one of his most beautiful pieces of music. Brings tears to my eyes (and trust me - I'm not one to cry over songs), the sheer perfection of it.

    Freddie Mercury was truly an incredible person.
    R.I.P.
    Unstoppableon January 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis was the last song that Freddie Mercury wrote. It is credited Queen, but it was actually Freddie who wrote it. I think it is one of the most beautiful songs ever!!
    f_mercuryon June 10, 2002   Link
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    General Commentit's also (i'm 99% sure) the last song that freddie recorded his vocals for, therefore meaning the last words he ever recorded for a song were "it's bliss". a beautiful song by a brilliant man. anyways, that's what i think...
    xpankfrisston July 06, 2002   Link
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    General CommentNo, the last vocals that Freddie recorded was for the song "Mother Love" although he didn't finish it. So it could be that this is the last song that Freddie finished. I don't know about that.
    f_mercuryon July 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentFreddie wrote this on his balcony in Montreux I think. Wow....
    technicson March 13, 2003   Link
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    General CommentLast thing Freddie recorded the vocals for was mother love.
    I don't know about other people but do you not think that the few albums by Queen (particularly Innuendo and Made in Heaven) are just beautiful in some parts. This song for example, make you appreciate life.
    jayneyon October 21, 2004   Link
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    General Commentbeautiful song by queen - again.
    perplex_on April 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentTo write a song about the beauty of life and with such a positive outlook on life, when he was obviously so close to death and ravaged in such pain, then to haul himself into the studio to record it, is a true testament to the sort of man Freddie Mercury was.

    A showman to the end.
    djchapstickson June 21, 2005   Link
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    General Commentno, chnaged, at the end, I think.... his soul was changed. There was something beautiful. You can feel his heart. Alivie. Breathing. Listen..!
    Miss_Anieon January 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentim listening to this song right now....this song is meant for people to appreciate life and the little things that you usually wouldnt notice. this is such a beautiful song, perfect song for slow dancing with the love of your life.
    skibunnie545on March 08, 2006   Link

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