Dancing Queen chords and lyrics

by Abba

  • Dancing Queen was written by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus & Stig Anderson. (Benny & Björn are the male members from the band ABBA)
  • Recorded: 4th - 5th August, 1975
  • Released: 15th August, 1976 as the lead single from the album - Arrival
  • Original Key: A Major
  • Music: 4/4 time at ~ 100 bpm
  • Easier Key: G Major (Capo on 2nd fret if playing with video)
  • Chords: G, A7, Am7, Am7/D, B7, C, C/G, C/E, D, Em
  • Please Note: The chords with leading bass notes can be played as straight chords, e.g., C instead of C/G etc., however they are all easy chords to play and for soloists - they add a nice touch... all charts below.

Dancing Queen by Abba

Capo on 2 if playing with the video

Timing                                                  1 & 2 & 3&4&
Intro: 4/4 || G  | C/G  | G  | C/G  | G  | C/G  | G  | C/E   G     ||
  
         D               B7              Em                       A7
Chorus: You can dance___ You can jive___ Hav-ing the time of your li-i-ife  
                         C                Am7       Am7/D
        Oo - oo - oo___ See that girl___ Watch that scene
                      G            |  C/G  | G     C/G | G     C/G | 
        Dig-ging the Danc-ing Queen          1&2&3 &4&   1&2&3 &4&

    G                                  C/G
1. Fri-day night and the lights are low
    G                            Em
   Look-ing out for a place to go
     D                       G         D                G
   Where they play the right mu-sic___ Get-ting in the swing
                   D          Em   | D – Em  |
   You've come to look for a king

    G                        C/G
2. Any-body could be that guy
        G                              Em
   The night is young and the music's high
     D                       G        D                G
   Where they play the right mu-sic__ Ev’-ry-thing is fine
                  D          Em  | D – Em |         Am7          D
   You're in the mood for a dance__    And when you get the cha-ance

                     G                 C/G                     G         C/G 
Chorus: You are the Danc-ing Queen___ Young and sweet___ Only Sev-en-teen
         G                 C                      G                C/E   G 
        Danc-ing Queen___ Feel the beat from the Tam-bou-rine - Oh Yea - eh
         D               B7              Em                      A7
        You can dance___ You can jive___ Having the time of your li-i-ife  
                         C                Am7       Am7/D
        Oo - oo - oo___ See that girl___ Watch that scene
                      G            | C/G  | G  | C/G  | G     C/G | G     C/G | 
        Dig-ging the Danc-ing Queen                     1&2&3 &4&   1&2&3 &4&
   
    G                              C/G
3. You're a teaser, you turn him on
     G                                  Em
   Leave him yearn-ing and then you're gone
    D                 G          D           G
   Look-ing out for a-no-ther__ Any-one will do
                  D          Em | D – Em |         Am7          D
   You're in the mood for a dance__   And when you get the cha-ance  

                     G                C/G                    G         C/G 
Chorus: You are the Danc-ing Queen__ Young and sweet__ Only Sev-en-teen
         G                 C                      G                C/E   G 
        Danc-ing Queen___ Feel the beat from the Tam-bou-rine - Oh Yea - eh
         D               B7              Em                      A7
        You can dance___ You can jive___ Having the time of your li-i-ife  
                         C                Am7       Am7/D
        Oo - oo - oo___ See that girl___ Watch that scene
                      G            |  C/G  |  G  |  C/G  | 
        Dig-ging the Dan-cing Queen
                      G            |  C/G  |  G  |  C/G  | 
        Dig-ging the Dan-cing Queen...

G Major

Red Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4: Fingers/Notes
Unmarked strings: Play open 
x: Don't play string

Right-Handed Chord Tabs   
           G                 A7                 Am7                Am7/D              B7 
    e|---|---|-3-|     e|---|---|---|     e|---|---|---|     e|---|---|---|     e|---|-4-|---|
    B|---|---|---|     B|---|-3-|---|     B|-1-|---|---|     B|-1-|---|---|     B|---|---|---|
    G|---|---|---|     G|---|---|---|     G|---|---|---|     G|---|---|---|     G|---|-3-|---|
    D|---|---|---|     D|---|-1-|---|     D|---|-2-|---|     D|---|---|---|     D|-1-|---|---|
    A|---|-1-|---|     A|---|---|---|     A|---|---|---|     A|---|---|---|x    A|---|-2-|---|
    E|---|---|-2-|     E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x
Frets  1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3

           C                 C/G                C/E                 D                 Em 
    e|---|---|---|     e|---|---|---|     e|---|---|---|     e|---|-2-|---|     e|---|---|---|
    B|-1-|---|---|     B|-1-|---|---|     B|-1-|---|---|     B|---|---|-3-|     B|---|---|---|
    G|---|---|---|     G|---|---|---|     G|---|---|---|     G|---|-1-|---|     G|---|---|---|
    D|---|-2-|---|     D|---|-2-|---|     D|---|-2-|---|     D|---|---|---|     D|---|-2-|---|
    A|---|---|-3-|     A|---|---|-4-|     A|---|---|-3-|     A|---|---|---|x    A|---|-1-|---|
    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|-3-|     E|---|---|---|     E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|
Frets  1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3

Left-Handed Chord Tabs 
          G                 A7                 Am7                Am7/D              B7
    |-3-|---|---|e     |---|---|---|e     |---|---|---|e     |---|---|---|e     |---|-4-|---|e
    |---|---|---|B     |---|-3-|---|B     |---|---|-1-|B     |---|---|-1-|B     |---|---|---|B
    |---|---|---|G     |---|---|---|G     |---|---|---|G     |---|---|---|G     |---|-3-|---|G
    |---|---|---|D     |---|-1-|---|D     |---|-2-|---|D     |---|---|---|D     |---|---|-1-|D
    |---|-1-|---|A     |---|---|---|A     |---|---|---|A    x|---|---|---|A     |---|-2-|---|A
    |-2-|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E
      3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1   Frets
      
          C                 C/G                C/E                 D                 Em
    |---|---|---|e     |---|---|---|e     |---|---|---|e     |---|-2-|---|e     |---|---|---|e
    |---|---|-1-|B     |---|---|-1-|B     |---|---|-1-|B     |-3-|---|---|B     |---|---|---|B
    |---|---|---|G     |---|---|---|G     |---|---|---|G     |---|-1-|---|G     |---|---|---|G
    |---|-2-|---|D     |---|-2-|---|D     |---|-2-|---|D     |---|---|---|D     |---|-2-|---|D
    |-3-|---|---|A     |-4-|---|---|A     |-3-|---|---|A    x|---|---|---|A     |---|-1-|---|A
   x|---|---|---|E     |-3-|---|---|E     |---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E     |---|---|---|E
      3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1   Frets

ABBA

Origin: Stockholm, Sweden
Music Styles: Pop, europop, disco, pop rock
Active Years: 1972–1983
Reunions: 1986, 2008, 2016
Band Line-up:

  • Agnetha Fältskog - Vocals, organ, piano
  • Björn Ulvaeus - Guitar, vocals
  • Benny Andersson - Keyboards, vocals
  • Anni-Frid Lyngstad - Vocals, piano

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