“Drowse” was Roger Taylor’s song in 6/8 having him playing rhythm guitar and timpani and doing all of the vocals. May played slide guitar during this and “Tie Your Mother Down” (the second guitar solo in the middle of the song). Taylor’s song on the previous album, “I’m In Love With My Car”, was also in 6/8. “Drowse” is notable for being Roger Taylor’s first “soft” song, his previous compositions being usually the heaviest rock pieces of the album. Taylor sings octave lead vocals during the verses (except for the third and final verse).
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