What is the group abba talking about in the song fernando?

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  • Scott
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    9 years ago
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    Abba's songs always began with Benny Andersson's music, after which Bjorn Ulvaeus crafted the words. When he played the music for this track dominated by Spanish-flavoured acoustic guitar, Bjorn had a vision of two old revolutionaries in Mexico, sitting outdoors at night, reminiscing about their time fighting in the Mexican Revolution (1910-1920).

    Lesser known is that Bjorn originally wrote the song in Swedish for Frida Lyngstad's 1975 solo album "Frida ensam" (Frida Alone). The Swedish lyric is different, with Fernando a guy who is heartbroken after losing his love. It sounded so good they decided to rework it as an Abba track in English. It was released as a single in November 1975 and later as a track on their first compilation album "Greatest Hits" in 1976. It's still one of the best-selling singles of all time, selling over 10 million copies worldwide and reaching #1 in most countries. In 1980 Abba released a Spanish version making it a #1 hit all over again in Mexico and most Spanish-speaking countries.

    Source(s): "Bright Lights, Dark Shadows", Carl Magnus Palm's excellent Abba biography.
  • 4 years ago

    Oh gosh, who would not????? something that Abba did became large and not in any respect forgotten. it incredibly is good to appreciate there are different Abba fanatics accessible!!! Now i will keep that music in my head for a minimum of a pair of days!!!

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