Fernando chords and lyrics

by Abba

  • Fernando was written by Benny Andersson, Stig Anderson & Björn Ulvaeus.
  • Recorded: 3rd December, 1975
  • Released: 27th March (UK), 12th April (Sweden), 4th Sept (US) - 1976 from the album - Greatest Hits
  • Original Key: A Major
  • Music: 4/4 time at ~ 104 bpm (verses) → 112 bpm (choruses)
  • Chords: A, A7, A/G, B7, Bm, D, E, E7, F#m, F#
  • Please Note: In the chorus, you can replace the A7 with A/G... all charts below.

Fernando by Abba

Intro: 4/4 |  A  | % | % | % | % |

Count:  1&2&3& 4  &    1&2&3& 4  &
      | D      E  D  | D      E  A  |  A  |  %  |  %  |  %  ||
                                                       (Can you hear...)

                               A
1. Can you hear the drums Fer-nan-do
                                                       F#m
   I re-mem-ber long a-go a-no-ther star-ry night like this
                         Bm
   In the fire-light Fer-nan-do
                                                                   E
   You were hum-ming to your-self and soft-ly strum-ming your gui-tar
                              E7
   I could hear the dis-tant drums
                                                   A
   And sound of bugle calls were com-ing from a – far

                              A
2. They were clos-er now Fer-nan-do 
                                                        F#m
   Ev-‘ry hour ev-‘ry min-ute seemed to last the time a-way
                        Bm
   I was so a-fraid Fer-nan-do
                                                               E
   We were young and full of life and none of us pre-pared to die
                          E7                                             A
   And I'm not ashamed to say the roar of guns and cannons almost made me cry

                                    E   -    E7
Chorus: There was something in the air that night
              E   -    E7          A
        The stars so bright__ Fer-nan-do
                                      E  -   E7        E  -  E7        A
        They were shin-ing there for you and me__ For lib-er-ty__ Fer-nan-do
                  A7                            F#                   B7
        Though we ne-ver thought that we could lose__ There's no reg-ret 
                            E  -   E7        E   -    E7          A
        If I had to do the same a-gain__ I would my friend__ Fer-nan-do
                            E  -   E7        E   -    E7           D
        If I had to do the same a-gain__ I would my friend__ Fer-(nan-do)

        |   D  |  %  |  A  |  A  |  E7  |  E7  |  A  |  A  |
         (nan-do)

                                 A
3. Now we're old and grey__ Fer-nan-do
                                                     F#m
   Seems ma-ny years I have'nt seen a rif-le in your hand
                              Bm
   Can you hear the drums Fer-nan-do
                                                                 E
   Do you still re-call the fate-ful night we crossed the Rio Grande
                         E7
   I can see it in your eyes how proud you were to fight for  
                     A
   Free-dom in this land

                                    E   -    E7
Chorus: There was something in the air that night
              E   -    E7          A
        The stars so bright__ Fer-nan-do
                                      E  -   E7        E  -  E7        A
        They were shin-ing there for you and me__ For lib-er-ty__ Fer-nan-do
                  A7                            F#                   B7
        Though we ne-ver thought that we could lose__ There's no reg-ret 
                            E  -   E7        E   -    E7         A
        If I had to do the same a-gain__ I would my friend__ Fer-nan-do

                                    E   -    E7
Chorus: There was something in the air that night
              E   -    E7          A
        The stars so bright__ Fer-nan-do
                                      E  -   E7        E  -  E7        A
        They were shin-ing there for you and me__ For lib-er-ty__ Fer-nan-do
                  A7                            F#                   B7
        Though we ne-ver thought that we could lose__ There's no reg-ret 
                            E  -   E7        E   -    E7          A
        If I had to do the same a-gain__ I would my friend__ Fer-nan-do

                                E  -   E7        E   -    E7          A
        Yes If I had to do the same a-gain__ I would my friend__ Fer-nan-do

                            E  -   E7        E   -    E7          A
        If I had to do the same a-gain___I would my friend__ Fer-nan-do...

A Major

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

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