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Sleeping On The Sidewalk News Of The World Queen

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Uploaded on Aug 14, 2008

Copyright 1977 Elektra Records
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"Sleeping On The Sidewalk", written and sung by May, was inspired by Eric Clapton. It was recorded in one take. On close inspection, John Deacon can be heard playing the wrong notes in some bass parts. Brian May can also be heard laughing at the end of the song. Lyrically, it deals with an aspiring trumpet player's career, delivered in a "rags-to-riches" fashion. May sings with an American accent, providing some near-authentic blues credibility to the jam, and measures the aforementioned trumpet player's success by "bucks" (as opposed to pounds). It is also one of the few Queen songs that does not feature Mercury.
The reason the song is so aloof is because the band was not aware they were being recorded at the time and were simply practicing, while the engineer had turned on the recording.

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