Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy

Album: A Day At The Races (1976)
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  • 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 loverboy
    What're you doin' 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 your heartbeat (grow faster, faster)
    Ooh ooh can you feel my love heat, ooh
    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 loverboy
    What're you doin' tonight, hey boy
    Write my letter
    Feel much better
    And use my fancy patter on the telephone

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

    Hey boy where do you get it from
    Hey boy where did you go?
    I learned my passion in the good old fashioned school of loverboys

    Dining at the Ritz, we'll meet at nine precisely
    (One two three four five 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, (there he goes again just like a good old-fashioned lover boy)
    Ooh loverboy
    What're you doin' tonight, hey boy
    Everything's all right
    Just hold on tight
    That's because I'm a good old-fashioned fashioned lover boy

Comments: 18

  • Sam from EuropeI've always wondered whether or not Freddie meant for this one to come off as fruity, since he called it "Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy". So I did some digging (very surface level digging). When looking at the Wikipedia page, I found out that he ended his romantic relationship with Mary Austin in 1976 because he had been having an affair with David Minns, coincidentally the same year this song came out. I think it's therefore save to say that yes, this song *was* written with gay intent. In my humble opinion, that makes it a mlm (men loving men) anthem. To any fellow lgbtq+ people (or non-lgbtq+ people, but I can imagine it's mostly the gays) who were wondering the same, I hope this answered your queery! (pun intended) :D
  • A Random Stranger :) from Australialiterally my all time favourite song. maybe because its a little bit fruity (or completely), maybe not. its just amazing.
  • Sherry H from Albuquerque,nm, UsaFor those who are surprised that there are not more comments here, understand that there are so many places where comments can be placed on all of the QUEEN songs, just check out the number of youtube reaction sites that have their songs and also how many times each song shows up around the internet. Check the number of times the songs have been listened to, and tally up for all the listings. Don't Stop Me Now has over 600 million views alone on just the studio cut. QUEEN still remains a very popular band.
  • Maristella from PhilippinesI so love this song! Freddie's voice is amazing. It's a fun song really!
  • Margaret from Terre Haute IndianaMy second favorite song number 2 only to Don't Stop Me Now. Freddie is an amazing artist he had no set formula he truly changed the game and there has yet to be anyone who can compare.
  • Jordan from Long Island, NyI think the drums compliment the first bridge very well! Overall, very nicely structured (especially the first minute)
  • Joe from Grants Pass, OrA long with the orchestration on "You're My Best Friend " YAAA!!!
  • Lori from Greenville, Scaccording to Brian, this was one of Freddie's favorite songs.
  • Nikita from Drogheda, IrelandThis has to be in my top 5 for my fav band, Queen. Brilliant work, excellently done!
  • Lawrence from Erie, PaThis song freaked out all my friends, It along with "Lazying on a Sunday Afternoon" was my get up and go tunes. Just seemed to help get the lead out....
  • Jessie Steele from Bartlett, Tni love these queen sopngs,the ones with ballads and rock and all sorts of different styles
    and this is probably in my top three for queen songs.
    it will be played at my wedding
    i love this song,very cool
  • Hekla from Reykjavik, IcelandI agree with Paul, not too many comments on Queen.
    and The Beatles are also my fave, but Queen are definitely in my top!
    love this song:)
    its very sweet
  • Kevin from Syracuse, NyI used to call this my theme song...reminds me of the old time Southern Chivalry
  • Daniel from Troutdale, OrOne of the many things that stand out in this song is the cleverness. Freddy Murcery was clearly gay, and loves to think of himself of a lover boy, but the appeal of the song also suggest that it's a good old fashioned lover boy as in a gentleman. I really love songs with good bridges and Outro's. One other fact, Brian mays unique fat note sound comes from the six pence he uses as a pick. There's also two versions of this song, this one, which was a promo, and another live promo, with a heavier guitar tone.

    Guitar Work A - Intricite appregriated chords with nice bending work.

    Vocals A+ I don't care if they have to layer their studio recordings with up to 45 dubbs and layers, the vocals are the definition of melodic

    Song Structure B+ sometimes short solos and bridges are often the best sounding part of the song in contract with the chorus or verse, the bridge and hard blues intro to the guitar solo was incredible, and should have lasted longer to qualify themselves for a progressive rock award.
  • Mary from Rochester, MnI love the form of this song. It starts out kind of fast, has a short ballad, then has a short guitar solo, and goes back to the fast part. If I could only listen to three songs for the rest of my life, it would be this, Bohemian Rhapsody, and Don't Stop Me Now!
  • Paul from Bucharest, Romaniagreat song by my second favorite band in the world (beatles are my nr1).

    Still I find it odd that most queen songs here have so few comments... I thought queen were one of the best bands all around after the beatles eve Macca said they are fantastic.. why so few people looking up their songs? Ah well.. I still love them... And I'll never leave old friends.. I'll stick arround !
  • Matthew from Milford, MaThe lyrics for this song are quite good...
  • Mr.b from Edinburgh, Scotlandamazing song, its always nice to be nice ;)
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