Her Improvisations Of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” Set These Keys On Fire

Her Improvisations Of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” Set These Keys On Fire | Society Of Rock Videos

Easy Come, Easy Go

Just as Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” is challenging to sing, it is also very intimidating to play on the piano. However, this does not phase street piano performer Shaqalia while vacationing in Napier, New Zealand.

“Too late, my time has come. Sends shivers down my spine, body’s aching all the time.”

Starting out with just her left hand, Shaqalia nails the intro as passerby’s who recognize the tune gather to watch. You can even see a girl in the background, being help by her mother as she watches, entranced in awe by what this stranger is performing in front of her.

The most impressive thing about this video? There is no sheet music anywhere around! Shaqalia completes this beautiful, instrumental ballad from sheer memory and throws in her own tuned keys every once in awhile that really add to the authenticity of the video.

Fun Fact: This was Queen’s first Top 10 hit in the US. In the UK, where Queen was already established, it was #1 for 9 weeks, a record at the time.

Seeming quite unimpressed with her own performance, we applaud Shaqalia for posting this video and having such a dedicated work ethic toward her craft.

+ Bohemian Rhapsody Lyrics +

Is this the real life?
Is this just fantasy?
Caught in a landslide
No escape from reality
Open your eyes
Look up to the skies and see
I’m just a poor boy, I need no sympathy
Because I’m easy come, easy go
A little high, little low
Anyway the wind blows, doesn’t really matter to me, to me

Mama, just killed a man
Put a gun against his head
Pulled my trigger, now he’s dead
Mama, life had just begun
But now I’ve gone and thrown it all away
Mama, ooo
Didn’t mean to make you cry
If I’m not back again this time tomorrow
Carry on, carry on, as if nothing really matters

Too late, my time has come
Sends shivers down my spine
Body’s aching all the time
Goodbye everybody I’ve got to go
Gotta leave you all behind and face the truth
Mama, ooo (anyway the wind blows)
I don’t want to die
I sometimes wish I’d never been born at all

I see a little silhouetto of a man
Scaramouch, scaramouch will you do the fandango
Thunderbolt and lightning very very frightening me
Gallileo, Gallileo,
Gallileo, Gallileo,
Gallileo Figaro – magnifico

But I’m just a poor boy and nobody loves me
He’s just a poor boy from a poor family
Spare him his life from this monstrosity
Easy come easy go will you let me go
Bismillah! No we will not let you go – let him go
Bismillah! We will not let you go – let him go
Bismillah! We will not let you go let me go
Will not let you go let me go (never)
Never let you go let me go
Never let me go ooo
No, no, no, no, no, no, no
Oh mama mia, mama mia, mama mia let me go
Beelzebub has a devil put aside for me
For me
For me

So you think you can stop me and spit in my eye
So you think you can love me and leave me to die
Oh baby can’t do this to me baby
Just gotta get out just gotta get right outta here

Ooh yeah, ooh yeah
Nothing really matters
Anyone can see
Nothing really matters nothing really matters to me

Anyway the wind blows

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