Tie Your Mother Down

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Freddie Mercury - lead and backing vocals
Brian May - guitars (including intro), backing vocals
John Deacon - bass guitar
Roger Taylor - drums, backing vocals
  • Length: 4:46



A Day At The Races, 1976
Live Killers, 1979
Live Magic, 1986
Classic Queen, 1992 USA
Live At Wembley '86, 1992
Queen Rocks, 1997
Queen Rocks, 1997
Queen On Fire: Live At The Bowl, 2004
Return Of The Champions, 2005


Tie Your Mother Down, 1977
Somebody To Love, 1988 3" CD Single
No One But You (Only The Good Die Young), 1997
Reaching Out, 2005 CD Single

Solo Versions:

Live At The Brixton Academy, 1994


The Best Air Guitar Album In The World...Ever!, UK, 2001, VTDCD 416

Alternate Versions:

  • 7" (Non-album Intro) Version - EMI 2539
  • Air Guitar Edit (2001) - Best Air Guitar Album In The World… Ever!
  • Karaoke Instrumental - Japan Toshiba EMI TOLW - 3249.50
  • 1991 Matt Wallace Remix - US 1991 Hollywood HR-61035-2
  • Intro: 08” - Total Guitar CD Magazine
  • Intro: 29” - Total Guitar CD Magazine
  • Bass & Drums - Total Guitar CD Magazine
  • Rock ‘n Roll - Total Guitar CD Magazine
  • Trent Reznor Remix (4:44) - Unreleased
  • Karaoke/eYe Full Instrumental - Unreleased
  • KEWB FM US Radio - Unreleased
  • Brian May Original Cassette Demo - Unreleased
  • Alternative Take Version - Unreleased


  • Super Mario Bros (featured on the soundtrack, but not in the movie)

Queen Talks

"Well this one in fact is a track written by Brian actually, I dunno why. Maybe he was in one of his vicious moods. I think he’s trying to out do me after Death On Two Legs actually."

Freddie Mercury - November 1976, Kenny Everett Radio Show

"I'll tell you the truth, I know what happened. Sometimes you get a little riff, and you just put some words with it, and then you don't even think about what they mean. Now I'm remember thinking, now this isn't a good enough title for this song, but everyone said: 'Well actually, it sounds okay,' and so we kind of lyrically built it around that. That's the truth, folks."

Brian May - 04/02/1991, Rockline


Cover Versions

Chords & Tabs

  • A A/C


Get your party gown and get your pigtail down
And get your heart beating baby
Got my timing right I got my act all tight

It's gotta be tonight
My little school babe
Your mama says you don't
And your daddy says you won't
And I'm boiling up inside
Ain't no way I'm gonna lose out this time

Tie your mother down
Tie your mother down
Lock your daddy out of doors
I don't need him nosing around
Tie your mother down
Tie your mother down
Give me all your love tonight

'You're such a dirty louse go get out of my house'
That's all I ever get from your family ties
In fact I don't think I ever heard
A single little civil word from those guys
I don't give a light
I'm gonna make out all right
I've got a sweetheart hand
To put a stop to all that
Sniping and grousing

Tie your mother down
Tie your mother down
Take your little brother swimming
With a brick that's all right
Tie your mother down
Tie your mother down
Or you ain't no friend of mine

Your mama and your daddy
Gonna plague me till I die
I can't understand it
Because I'm a peace loving guy
Tie your mother down
Tie your mother down
Get that big big big big big big
Daddy out the door
Tie your mother down yeah
Tie your mother down
Give me all your love tonight
All your love tonight