The Hitman


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Freddie Mercury - lead vocals, keyboards
Brian May - guitars, backing vocals
John Deacon - bass guitar
Roger Taylor - drums
  • Length: 4:57



Innuendo, 1991


I'm Going Slightly Mad, 1991 B-side

Alternate Versions:

  • LP Vinyl 3:43 (Early Fade) - Parlophone PCSD 115
  • Promo Teaser Tape (Brian Vocal)
  • 1998 eYe Instrumental 2:27 Edit - Electronic Arts DDE05501 101S
  • 1998 eYe Instrumental 1:04 Edit - Electronic Arts DDE05501 101S
  • Brian May Vocal Version - Unreleased

Queen Talks

"[The] finished version had very little to do with the original idea. Most of the riff came from Freddie. I wasn't even in the room when they wrote it. I changed the key and some of the notes to make it playable on the guitar. We finished the backing track, but it seemed to ramble. John sat down and decided to reconstruct the track. He changed the order. He changed everything. I went back and played on that. Then we filled in the gaps on the lyrics, did the harmonies and generally tidied up."

Brian May - 1991, Sunset Strip Hotel

Chords & Tabs

  • chords


Here we go

Oooh yeah yeah yeah yeah

Hey I'm the hitman
Stand aside
I'm the hitman
I want your life
Ain't no escaping
Don't run and hide
There goes the neighbourhood
I'm gonna kill for your love
Thats right

Now don't you cry
I'm just it man
And you might get fried
Gun in my pocket
Don't get me wrong
I'll be your hitman
I'm a fool for your love

I'm a head shredder
That's better

Baby baby baby
I'm a hitman hitman hitman

Yeah - trouble in the East troubled in the West
Struggle with the beast - what a thief what a pest
Come back mother
Nuke that sucker
Yeah yeah yeah

Who knows what I'm talking about
Waste that brother
All right
That's the way to do it

I'm the hitman
I'm your prize
But this hitman can cut you down to size
Love me (baby)
Don't be so cool
Love me love me baby
I've been to the hitman school
Yeah yeah
You're gonna make my day
Gonna blow you away
That's when the fun begins (hitman)
Are you ready for the sting
Gonna waste that thing (hitman)
Hitman is king

Go go
Oh hitman hitman