Fernando - ABBA

 

Strophe) 

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 stumming your guitar 

I could hear the distant drums 

and sounds of bugle calls were coming from afar 

 

Strophe) 

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 

 

 

Refrain) 

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 I never thought that we could lose 

There´s no regret 

If I had to do the same again 

I would my friend, Fernando 

 

Strophe) 

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 

 

Refrain) 

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 I never thought that we could lose 

There´s no regret 

If I had to do the same again 

I would my friend, Fernando 

 

Refrain) 

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 I never thought that we could lose 

There´s no regret 

If I had to do the same again 

I would my friend, Fernando 

 

Outro) 

If I had to do the same again, I would my friend, Fernando 

Yes, if I had to do the same again 

I would, my friend, Fernando