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Fernando
Chords And Lyrics
On The Acoustic

Fernando Chord And Lyrics For The Acoustic Guitar By ABBA

Welcome to my Fernando chords and lyrics page you'll find my free pdf below, an acoustic demo, song lyrics, a clip of ABBA, some rhythm tips and a purchase link for the full tutorial lesson.

Fernando
Chords And Lyrics
Demo Tips & Pdf

This song was not on any previous ABBA album but was written specifically for a Greatest Hits album in 1976 as an "extra" track. They changed the name to Fernando after the name of a bartender at a local bar in Stockholm where they would gather for a drink.

A Swedish, Spanish and English version was released and with the English lyrics being a much different story than the other versions.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo =  2nd fret
  • Rhythm = this one has a shuffle and a quick shuffle which imitates a drummer - then there is an arpeggio section where note on the chords are played and finally you have a root down up down up root up down up 
  • Picking = Yes 
  • Chords = G, C, Em, Am, D, E, E7, A7

Fernando Lyrics

Can you hear the drums Fernando?
I remember long ago another starry night like this
In the firelight Fernando
You were humming to yourself and softly strumming your guitar
I could hear the distant drums and sounds of bugle calls were
coming from afar

They were closer now Fernando
Every hour every minute seemed to last eternally
I was so afraid Fernando
We were young and full of life and none of us prepared to die
And I'm not ashamed to say the roar of guns and cannons almost
made me cry

There was something in the air that night
The stars were bright, Fernando
They were shining there for you and me - For liberty, Fernando
Though we never thought that we could lose
There's no regret
If I had to do the same again - I would, my friend, Fernando
If I had to do the same again - I would, my friend, Fernando

Now we're old and grey Fernando
And since many years I haven't seen a rifle in your hand
Can you hear the drums Fernando?
Do you still recall the fateful night we crossed the Rio Grande?
I can see it in your eyes how proud you were to fight for freedom
in this land

There was something in the air that night
The stars were bright, Fernando
They were shining there for you and me - For liberty, Fernando
Though we never thought that we could lose
There's no regret
If I had to do the same again - I would, my friend, Fernando
If I had to do the same again - I would, my friend, Fernando

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Fernando - ABBA


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