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, B7, C, C/G, C/E, C/D, 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        C/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        C/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        C/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

Numbered Circles: Chord fingering - number inside circle indicates which finger to use
Unmarked strings: Play open
X: Don't play string
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings
R: Root Note
B: Bass Note

Right Handed Charts:

Left Handed Charts:

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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