I can dim the lights
And sing you songs full of sad things
We can do the tango, just for two

I can serenade and gently play
On your heart strings
Be your Valentino just for you

Ooh, love, ooh, lover boy
What to do tonight?
Hey boy, set my alarm, turn on my charm
That's because I'm a good old fashioned lover boy

Ooh, let me feel you heartbeat (grow faster faster)
Ooh, can you feel my love heat?
Come on and sit on my hot seat of love
And tell me how do you feel right after all
I'd like for you and I to go romancing
Say the word, your wish is my command

Ooh, love, ooh, lover boy
What to do tonight?
Hey boy, write my letter, feel much better
And use my fancy patter on the telephone

When I'm not with you
Think of you always (I miss those long hot summer nights), I miss you
When I'm not with you
Think of me always, I love you, love you

Hey boy, where did you get it from?
Hey boy, where did you go?
I learned my passion
In the good old fashioned school of lover boys

Dining at the Ritz we'll meet at nine
(One, two, three, four, five) precisely (six, seven, eight, nine o' clock)
I will pay the bill, you taste the wine
Driving back in style in my saloon will do quite nicely
Just take me back to yours, that will be fine
(Come on, and get it)

Ooh, love, ooh, lover boy
What're you doing tonight?
Hey boy, everything's all right, just hold on tight
That's because I'm a good old fashioned lover boy

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Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy Lyrics as written by Freddie Mercury

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  • +3
    General Commentthis is one of the best singalong songs ever! especially when drunk. i love it. anyways, that's what i think...
    xpankfrisston July 22, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is my new favourite Queen song. I just love it, being a hopelessly romantic guy. I dont think its necicarily about being gay, i just think that its about a romantic guy, whether hes being romantic to a girl or a guy is his choice. so many guys are gangsters who just wanna slam their hoes, and its terrible cause so many girls like it. What happened to all the good old fashioned lover boys? this song makes me feel like im not the only one who wants more then bitches and bling
    AliceInWonderlandon May 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commentgeeze...some of you guys kill me...read the fucking lyrics and comprehend them. This song leaves who it is sung to ambiguous...it could be sung to a boy or a girl..it's about one guy giving his qualifications to a potential partner..no more..no less
    MoonlitKnighton January 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with everyone who said they get bothered with the whole Queen=gay thing, it is really annoying. Besides, this song is on A Day At The Races, one of their earlier albums, so was Freddie even into all that homosexual stuff at that time anyway? I always thought that this song was just about Freddit Mercury saying how he enjoyed being a classy guy. I love this song and I think it fits his personality so well.
    starrmon March 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt honestly doesn't bother me whether this song is about gays, bisexuals or straight people. Makes no difference to me. But we have to get the facts straight: Freddie Mercury was gay. I meant, he hardly always thought "Yes, I'm gay," or anything like that but his sexuality was homosexual - he liked men. If I (a hetereosexual) were to write a love song, it would be about the opposite gender because I am heterosexual. If I were homosexual, I'm sure that I'd look at attractive members of the same gender as me as I in reality do with attractive members of the opposite gender.

    Anyways, this song is the sort of thing every little dreamer attracted to males could absolutely lose their hearts to. This song pretty much describes what lover-boys should be like, instead of the whore-screwing chavs that get all the girls these days. It's the most romantic Queen song I've heard of. Adorable.
    Unstoppableon January 22, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt's just a great song , for anyone, gay, straight, bi, whatever. Just a good old fashioned tune to laugh about with some friends.
    daybeforethefirston May 02, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI LOVE THIS SONG SO MUCH!!! At the moment, I'm on a huge Queen kick, and this is my favorite Queen song of all time. It's such a feel-good song, and you don't get a lot of songs like this on a rock album. I love it! Freddie Mercury has such a sexy voice!! :-D
    Livvy_deppon October 12, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti agree with alice. i don't think this song is supposed to be between a two men. in my opinion, one should not assume that the gender of a performer is absolutely the gender of the song's character. it's obviously a dialogue; one can tell that much from the beginning: "oo, loverboy, whatcha doin' tonight, hey boy?....... that's because i'm a good old fashion loverboy." it could be a dialogue between the loverboy and his male lover, the loverboy and his female lover, even the loverboy and himself.

    that said, i usually think of two men when i hear this song. i love this song! i think i may be a gay man trapped in a woman's body... :)
    brown_polyesteron January 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti hate it when people try to relate every queen song to mean something gay... its so stupid, there are tons of songs by every other band out there where no one would say anything about it being gay, but if queen did it, people would talk about it meaning something gay..
    Lawn_Gnomeon January 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentCome on people.. every song by Queen gets the "Freddie is gay" interpetation (spelling?) on this site! it's so annoying!
    Some people jest seem to think that all Freddie thought about all day is " i'm gay i'm gay i'm gay i'm gay i'm gay i'm gay i'm gay i'm gay i'm gay i'm gay i'm gay i'm gay i'm gay i'm gay i'm gay i'm gay i'm gay i'm gay i'm gay i'm gay i'm gay".
    Please consider in mind that his intelligence is abit wider then that.
    He was first of all a human being, then an amazing musician and maybe then, a homosexual.

    This song is awsome. love it.
    God save Queen.
    black_queenon March 18, 2007   Link

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