This song was written by Freddie Mercury and was one of guitarist Brian May's favorite songs by Freddie. The song is believed to be about the 1835 novel Lily of the Valley
by Honoré de Balzac. Freddie loved French novels and the French language (songs such as "Killer Queen
," "Let Me Entertain You," and "Seaside Rendezvous
" contained French sayings, for example). The song also references Queen II
's "Seven Seas of Rhye
" in the line "Messenger from Seven Seas has flown to tell the King of Rhye he's lost his throne."
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