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"WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS"

As heard o n News of the World

(HOLLYWOOD )

Words and Music by Freddie Mercury Transcribed by Jordan Baker and Matt Scharf glass

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"WEARE THE CHAMPIONS"


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HWEARE THE CHAMPIONS"


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