Song: Drowse Acoustic

Band: Queen
Composed By: Roger Taylor

Rating: -1 +1 Views: 92

Queen - "Drowse" (Acoustic Arrangement)
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Words & Music by Roger Taylor
Arranged by Matt Notley
matt_notley@hotmail.com
November 2001

This is my own interpretation of an arrangement of the song designed to be played by two acoustic
guitars together. If you want to play it solo, then just follow the arrangement for either guitar and
decide for yourself which parts sound best. The guitar parts are listed below together, with Guitar 1
on top and Guitar 2 on the bottom.



    

Intro:
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                                   It's the

Verse 1:
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   sad  -  eyed      good    -  bye       yesterday ... I remember.         It's the

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   bleak   street    weak   -   kneed     partings   I recall.              It's the

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   mistier mist, the hazier days,  the    brighter sun ...  easier lays,  and there's

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   all the ...  for  laughing ... you're  younger and ...   too hard at all.


Bridge:
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                                                                            It's the...


Verse 2:
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(As Verse 1)

It's the fantastic drowse of the afternoon Sundays,
That bored you to rages of tears.
It's the unending pleadings to waste all your good times,
In thoughts of your middle-aged years.
It's a vertical hold, all the things that you're told,
For the every day hero it all turns to zero,
And there's all the more reason for living and dying,
When you're young and your troubles are all very small.


Bridge:
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        Out here ...     we'd gather ...    scuff up the ...  endlessly ... feet,

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        and half ...     broaden our ...    more in the pool ... in the school hall,

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        with the ... chewing gum bums,      watching ... life ...    and the fun.

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Verse 3:
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(As Verse 1 & 2)

Never wanted to be the boy next door,
Always thought I'd be something more,
But it ain't easy for a small-town boy,
It ain't easy at all.
Thinking it right, doing it wrong,
It's easier from an armchair.
Waves of alternatives wash at my sleepiness,
Have my eggs poached for breakfast, I guess.


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View Just Lyrics...

It's the sad eyed goodbye
Yesterday's moments I remember
It's the bleak street,week kneed partings I recall
It's the mistier mists the hazier days
The brighter sun and the easier lays
There's all the more reason for laughing and crying
When you're younger and life isn't to hard at all

It's the fantastic drowse
Of the afternoon Sundays
That bored you to rages of tears
The unending pleadings
To waste all your good times
In thoughts of your middle-aged years
It's the vertical hold all the things that you're told
For the everyday hero it all turns to zero
And there's all the more reason
For living or dying when you're young
And your troubles are all very small

Out here on the street we'd gather and meet
And scuff up the sidewalk
With endlessly restless feet
Half on the time we'd broaden our minds
More in the pool hall
Than we did in the school hall
With the down town chewing gum bums
Watching the night life the lights and the fun

Never wanted to be the boy next door
Always thought I'd be something more
But it ain't easy for a small town boy
It ain't easy at all
Thinkin' it right and doin' it wrong
It's easier from an arm chair
Waves of alternatives wash over my sleepiness
Have my eggs poached for breakfast I guess

I think I'll be Clint Eastwood
Jimi Hendrix he was good
Let's try William the Conqueror
Now who else do I like

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