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Auction suggests an earlier title for Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody was Mongolian Rhapsody


    Did you know Freddie Mercury wrote the famous song “Bohemian Rhapsody” on 15 stationery pages from the now-defunct airline British Midland Airways? According to Sotheby’s, the estimated value of the handwritten lyrics for “Bohemian Rhapsody” is between $998,000 to $1.5 million.

    It has been discovered that an early version of the song “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen was initially named “Mongolian Rhapsody“. Found at his London residence, has revealed that Freddie Mercury originally intended to sing “Mama, there’s a war began” instead of the iconic line “Mama, just killed a man”. Interestingly, other words such as “matador” and “belladonna” in the draft did not make it to the final recording.

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    Bohemian Rhapsody,” the third-most-popular U.K. single in history, was written across 15 pages of stationery from former airline British Midland Airways in black and blue ballpoint pen. The original title was crossed out.

    “The revelations in these pages include the extensive redrafting, which was part of his songwriting process,” said, Sotheby’s books and manuscripts specialist, according to NBC News.

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    Tony M.