I Have A Dream ABBA
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I Have A Dream ABB And Other Songs For The Acoustic

Welcome to this I Have A Dream ABBA page that not only shows you how to play this great song but 10 others you can easily learn on guitar.

Below are free demos, free ABBA chords sheets in .pdf format you can download, some tips on rhythm and a bit about each song. I've also included ABBA album covers below so you'll know where the songs originated.

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1. Chiquitita

ABBA released this song, which means "little one" in Spanish from their Voulez-Vous album back in 1979. It wasn't going to be a single, but once they finished recording the song, decided to release as such.

The song was also a huge hit Internationally and one half of royalties were donated to UNICEF by the band. They recorded the song in both English and Spanish.

Download the free ABBA Chiquitita lyrics below.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No 
  • Rhythm = two patterns - one for the verse is more of a steady shuffle and in the chorus it change to a root down root up down up root down root up down up .. like many country songs
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = A, E, Esus, D, Bm
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2. Dancing Queen

Of all of the great songs released by ABBA, this one in 1976 was their only #1 hit in the United States. Of course it was a huge hit in many other countries around the world.

The song was written by the male members of the group as a way of joining the disco trend which was strong in the mid to late 1970s. I'd say they captured the vibe with this great tune and has become one of the more well known ABBA covers.

Download the free ABBA Dancing Queen lyrics below.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo =  2nd Fret
  • Rhythm = a shuffle rhythm is what you need mainly to play this song
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = G, C, D, B7, Em, Em/D, A7, Am,  C/G, D7
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3. Fernando

This song was not on any previous ABBA album but was written specifically for Anni-Frid-Lyngstada's album and latter placed on their 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
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4. Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie

Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie was a single release and not from any individual album.

The song was never released as a single.

Download the free ABBA Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie lyrics below.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = mostly downstrokes in this one
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = A, D, E, E7, G
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5. I Have A Dream

The two male members of ABBA wrote this song in 1976 but the band never released it as a single until Dec 1979 when it hit the top of the charts in many countries.

It's the only ABBA song that has non ABBA members singing on their song. This was a group of school kids from the international School Of Stockholm.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 3rd fret
  • Rhythm = down strokes to play the riff and the rest is root down up root up down up
  • Picking = Yes a riff 
  • Chords = G, C, D, 
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6. Knowing Me Knowing You

This song hails from their "Arrival" album of 1977 and also was a huge #1 hit for the band in many countries and a top 10 in many others.

In the USA the song reached #14.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo =  No
  • Rhythm = there is a steady shuffle pattern mainly in the chorus but in the verse you'll use downstrokes with some shuffle and in the picking sections you'll use like a down down up down down up pattern .. you'll hear the difference
  • Picking = Riff section is picked with rhythm
  • Chords = F, Dm, Am, G, C, Em, E, Esus
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7. Mamma Mia

This song, which means "my mother" in Italian but in reality equates to the English expression "my my", was released as a single in 1975.

A music video for this song certainly helped promote their image. This is another ABBA covers that's fun to play on the acoustic.

Download the free ABBA Mamma Mia lyrics below.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = this one has a shuffle, another one of those gallop down down up down patterns and a steady up and down pattern as you play some riff notes
  • Picking = across a riff with rhythm
  • Chords = D, Daug, D, G, A, C, A/Db, Bm, Bm/A, Em
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8. Slipping Through My Fingers

In 1981 this song, from "The Visitors" album was released as a single, but only in Japan and was the only song, as there was no recording on the B-side, just the picture of the group standing on a Coca-Cola logo. Now that's strange.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 3rd fret
  • Rhythm = mainly just downstrokes
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = G, A7, D, Gm, Gbm, A7sus, A7, Gb, Em, D/Gb
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9. SOS

This was another early monster hit from 1975 for the band from their 3rd album entitled ABBA.

Mamma Mia was the other big release from this record.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 3rd fret
  • Rhythm = you'll be playing some piano riffs during the rhythm then ply mostly downstroke during the verse along with some shuffle rhtyhm and then a down up down up during the chorus
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = Bm, Gb7, D, A, Em, G, A#
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10. The Winner Takes It All

After taking 7 months off, ABBA returned with an album called Super Trouper in 1980, and this was a single from that album that reached #1 in several countries and became the bands last top 10 song in the USA.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 4th Fret
  • Rhythm = this one is pretty much a root up down up pattern but you will be playing riffs in a few places while you sing
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = D, A, Em, A7, Gb, Bm, B7
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11. When I Kissed The Teacher

This song was released in 1976 but failed to break the top 10 anywhere, which is surprising to say the least considering almost everything released by ABBA was a #1 somewhere on the planet .. but not this one.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 1st Fret
  • Rhythm = just a steady up and down with a few chops when you get to the chorus
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = D, G, Gbm, Bm, Em, A7, Bm/A, D7, E, A
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Thanks for dropping by my I Have A Dream ABBA acoustic guitar covers page and I hope you found the info here for the most popular ABBA songs helpful.

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