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

Red Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4: Fingers/Notes
A column of 1's: Barre 1st finger over marked strings
Unmarked strings: Play open 
x: Don't play string

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

           D                  E                 E7                 F#                 F#m 
    e|---|-2-|---|     e|---|---|---|     e|---|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|
    B|---|---|-3-|     B|---|---|---|     B|---|---|---|     B|-1-|---|---|     B|-1-|---|---|
    G|---|-1-|---|     G|-1-|---|---|     G|-1-|---|---|     G|-1-|-2-|---|     G|-1-|---|---|
    D|---|---|---|     D|---|-3-|---|     D|---|---|---|     D|-1-|---|-4-|     D|-1-|---|-4-|
    A|---|---|---|x    A|---|-2-|---|     A|---|-2-|---|     A|-1-|---|-3-|     A|-1-|---|-3-|
    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|     E|---|---|---|     E|-1-|---|---|     E|-1-|---|---|
Frets  1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3

Left-Handed Chord Tabs 
          A                 A7                 A/G                B7                 Bm
    |---|---|---|e     |---|---|---|e     |---|---|---|e     |---|-4-|---|e     |---|---|-1-|e
    |---|-3-|---|B     |---|-3-|---|B     |---|-3-|---|B     |---|---|---|B     |---|-2-|-1-|B
    |---|-2-|---|G     |---|---|---|G     |---|-2-|---|G     |---|-3-|---|G     |-4-|---|-1-|G
    |---|-1-|---|D     |---|-1-|---|D     |---|-1-|---|D     |---|---|-1-|D     |-3-|---|-1-|D
    |---|---|---|A     |---|---|---|A     |---|---|---|A     |---|-2-|---|A     |---|---|-1-|A
   x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E     |-4-|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E
      3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1  Frets
      
          D                  E                 E7                 F#                 F#m
    |---|-2-|---|e     |---|---|---|e     |---|---|---|e     |---|---|-1-|e     |---|---|-1-|e
    |-3-|---|---|B     |---|---|---|B     |---|---|---|B     |---|---|-1-|B     |---|---|-1-|B
    |---|-1-|---|G     |---|---|-1-|G     |---|---|-1-|G     |---|-2-|-1-|G     |---|---|-1-|G
    |---|---|---|D     |---|-3-|---|D     |---|---|---|D     |-4-|---|-1-|D     |-4-|---|-1-|D
   x|---|---|---|A     |---|-2-|---|A     |---|-2-|---|A     |-3-|---|-1-|A     |-3-|---|-1-|A
   x|---|---|---|E     |---|---|---|E     |---|---|---|E     |---|---|-1-|E     |---|---|-1-|E
      3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1   Frets
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