Tuesday, January 17, 2017

And Now...Your ABBA Lyric Post: Fernando

This is a special presentation of I'm So Glad My Suffering Amuses You. Enjoy! 





"Fernando" is a song by the Swedish pop group ABBA. Solo parts were sung by Anni-Frid Lyngstad. The song became one of ABBA's best-selling singles of all time, with six million copies sold in 1976 alone. It is one of less than forty all-time singles to have sold 10 million (or more) physical copies worldwide, making it one of the best selling singles by anybody of all time.





"Fernando"
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 I 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 frightful 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 I never thought that we could lose
There's no regret
If I had to do the same again
I would, my friend, Fernando
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 I never thought that we could lose
There's no regret
If I had to do the same again
I would, my friend, Fernando
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


Before we wrap up today, here is...


LEARNING SWEDISH 
WITH THE MICROSOFT TRANSLATOR

I want
Jag vill ha
to feed
att mata
your fingertips
fingertopparna
to the wolverines.
till den wolverines.

Until next time...


Kom ihåg att vara bra till en annan
Remember to be good to one another.

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