Happy little day, Jimmy went away
Met his little Jenny on a public holiday
A happy pair they made, so decorously laid
'Neath the gay illuminations all along the promenade
'It's so good to know there's still a little magic in the air
I'll weave my spell"

'Jenny will you stay - tarry with me pray
Nothing 'ere need come between us tell me love, what do you say'
'Oh no I must away to my Mum in disarray
If my mother should discover how I spent my holiday
It would be of small avail to talk of magic in the air
I'll weave my spell'

O Rock of Ages, do not crumble, love is breathing still
O Lady Moon, shine down a little people magic if you will

Jenny pines away, writes a letter everyday
'We must ever be together, nothing can my love erase'
'Oh no I'm compromised, I must apologise
If my lady should discover how I spent my holidays . . .'

Lyrics submitted by f_mercury

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    It's not a random title... Brighton is a resort city in the UK, and the story is about going to Brighton, meeting a girl, and having a wife/GF back home.

    rowedawgon May 12, 2005   Link
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    Quick note: the solo existed long before this particular song did. They had experimented with putting it in other songs, but released it on an album for the first time in this song. They had already used it live a few times.

    Meranon August 19, 2007   Link
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    Song isn't about much just a tale of two people.....but damn it sure does show off Brian May's skill

    Sukaion June 17, 2003   Link
  • +1
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    After hearing that riff I can die happy. It was soo good. Almost too good.

    I_super_on February 25, 2005   Link
  • +1
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    Does it have anything to do with Graham Greene's novel "Brighton Rock"?

    name_hereon May 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
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    Oh aye! the greatest riff ever written by bri, with the posible exception of bijou

    gmandi1708on July 04, 2003   Link
  • 0
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    brian may's finest hour (though not as long as an hour)

    Mr. Badguy0077on December 03, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    But his guitar solo was built around this song, and that generally felt like it went on for an hour... :)

    Tatterdemalionon January 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Bit of a random title though.

    Random18on February 02, 2005   Link
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    Oh, and if you like it on Sheer Heart Attack, listen to it on Queen Live Killers, it is so much better.

    I_super_on February 25, 2005   Link

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