Coverafbeelding ABBA - Fernando
  • Statistieken
  •   12 weken
  •   1 piekpositie
  •   363 punten
  •   1976

Artiestinformatie

Land   Zweden

Zweedse popgroep uit Stockholm, opgericht in 1972: Anni-Frid “Frida” Lyngstad (geb. 15-11-1945; zang), Agnetha Fältskog (geb. 5-4-1950; zang), Björn Ulvaeus (geb. 24-4-1945; gitaar) en Benny Andersson (geb. 16-12-1945; toetsen). Ze zijn allemaal in Zweden geboren, behalve Frida, zij ziet het levenslicht in Noorwegen.



De naam ABBA is een acroniem van de voornamen van de leden. Benny is dan lid van The Hep Stars (1964-'69) en Björn van The Hootenanny Singers. Grote doorbraak komt in 1974 met het winnen van het Eurovisie Songferstival met Waterloo. Björn gehuwd met Agnetha (1971-'79) en Benny getrouwd met Frida (1978-'81). De groep wordt in 1982 ontbonden.



In datzelfde jaar concentreren Björn en Benny zich samen met musicalcomponist Tim Rice op de productie van Chess. Het door Elaine Paige en Barbara Dickson gezongen I Know Him So Well en het door Murray Head uitgevoerde One Night In Bangkok levert twee grote hits op. De musical Mamma Mia!, gebaseerd op de hits van ABBA, is op 6 april 1999 in het Prince Edward-theater in de Londense wijk West End in première gegaan.



Songtekst

Can you hear the drums Fernando
I remember long ago another starry night like this
In the firelight Fernando
You were humming to yourself
And softly strumming your guitar
I could hear the distant drums
And sounds of bugle calls were coming from afar

They were closer now Fernando
Every hour every minute seemed to last eternally
I was so afraid Fernando
We were young and full of life
And none of us prepared to die
And I'm not ashamed to say
The roar of guns and cannons almost made me cry

There was something in the air that night
The stars were bright, Fernando
They were shining there for you and me
For liberty, Fernando
Though we never thought that we could lose
There's no regret
If I had to do the same again
I would my friend, Fernando
If I had to do the same again
I would my friend, Fernando

Now we're old and grey Fernando
And since many years I haven't seen a rifle in your hand
Can you hear the drums Fernando
Do you still recall the fateful night
We crossed the Rio Grande
I can see it in your eyes
How proud you were to fight for freedom in this land

There was something in the air that night
The stars were bright, Fernando
They were shining there for you and me
For liberty, Fernando
Though we never thought that we could lose
There's no regret
If I had to do the same again
I would my friend, Fernando

(Repeat)

Yes, if I had to do the same again
I would my friend, Fernando
If I had to do the same again
I would my friend, Fernando

Songinformatie

ArtiestABBA
 A-kant
Titel Fernando
Lengte 04:13
Componist(en) Benny Andersson, Stig Anderson, Björn Ulvaeus
Producer(s) Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, A Polar Music Production
 B-kant
Titel Tropical Loveland
Platenlabel Polydor
Catalogusnr 2001 639


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