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Mamma Mia

length: 3:34
producer: Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
engineer: Michael B. Tretow
arranger: Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus
viola arranger & violin arranger & cello arranger: Sven-Olof Walldoff
lead vocals: Agnetha Fältskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad
additional guitar: Janne Schaffer
drums (drum set): Roger Palm
bass guitar: Mike Watson
electric guitar: Finn Sjöberg
marimba: Benny Andersson
oboe: Lars-Erik Rönn
violin: Krzysztof Zdrzalka, Anders Dahl, Inge Lindstedt, Gunnar Michols, Sixten Strömvall and Harry Teike
viola: Håkan Roos and Nils Heie
cello: Olle Gustafsson and Kjell Bjurling
guitar: Janne Schaffer
writer: Stig Anderson, Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus

I've been cheated by you since I don't know when
So I made up my mind it must come to an end.
Look at me now, will I ever learn.
I don't know how but I suddenly loose
control there's a fire within my soul.
Just a look and I can hear a belling,
one more look and I forget everything.
Oh, MAMMA MIA here I go again my, my,
how can I resist you?
MAMMA MIA does it show again my, my,
just how much I've missed you.
Yes I've been broken hearted blue
since the day we parted.
Why, why did I ever let you go?
MAMMA MIA now I really know
MY, my, I could never let you go.

I've been angry and sad about things
that you do.
I can't count all the times that I've
told you we're through.
And when you go when you slam the door.
I think you know that you won't be away
too long, You know that I'm not that
strong.
Just a look and I can hear a bell ring,
one more look and I forget everything.
Oh MAMMA MIA here I go again.
My, my, how can I resist you? MAMMA MIA
does it show again? My, my, just how much
I've missed you.
Yes I've been broken hearted blue since
the day we parted.
Why, why did I ever let you go? MAMMA MIA
even if I say bye, bye leave me now or
never. MAMMA MIA it's a game we play
bye, bye doesn't mean forever.

MAMMA MIA here I go again. My, my how can
I resist you? MAMMA MIA does it show again?
My, my, just how much I've missed you
Yes I've been broken hearted blue since
the day we parted.
Why why did I ever let you go?
MAMMA MIA now I really know
my, my, I could never let you go.

Hey, Hey Helen

length: 3:18
producer: Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
engineer: Michael B. Tretow
arranger: Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
keyboard: Benny Andersson
guitar: Janne Schaffer and Björn Ulvaeus
bass guitar: Rutger Gunnarsson
drums (drum set): Roger Palm
writer: Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus
So at last you're free
It's the way you wanted it to be
And the price you paid
To become a woman of today
Is it worth the pain to see the children cry
Does it hurt when they ask for Daddy

Hey hey Helen
Now you live on your own
Hey hey Helen
Can you make it alone
(Yes you can)

So you're free at last
And beginning to forget the past
Does it make you sad
When you think about the life you ha-ha-had
But you're right, you had to take a second chance
So you fight to find your freedom

Hey hey Helen
Now you live on your own
Hey hey Helen
Can you make it alone
Hey hey Helen (hey hey Helen)
What's the matter with you
Hey hey Helen (hey hey Helen)
Don't you know what to do
(Yes you do)
(Yes you do yes you do)
(Yes you do yes you do)

Hey hey Helen
Now you live on your own
Hey hey Helen
Can you make it alone
Hey hey Helen (hey hey Helen)
What's the matter with you
Hey hey Helen (hey hey Helen)
Don't you know what to do
Hey hey Helen (hey hey Helen)
Now you live on your own
Hey hey Helen (hey hey Helen)

Tropical Loveland

length: 3:07
producer: Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
arranger: Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
engineer: Michael B. Tretow
keyboard: Benny Andersson
guitar: Lasse Wellander and Björn Ulvaeus
bass guitar: Mike Watson
drums (drum set): Roger Palm
writer: Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus
lyricist: Stig Anderson
Come to my loveland, wander along
Beautiful gardens full of flowers and songs
Come to the sunshine, beaches and sand
Here's the two bluebirds, won't you come to my land

The grass is mellow and the sky is blue
My paradise is waiting here for you

Oh, it's a tropical loveland
Oh, I want to share it with you
Life can be funny
Happy and sunny
Oh, in my tropical loveland

Come to my loveland, wander with me
Lie with me darling in the shade of a tree
Over the rainbow, under the moon
That's where my land is, won't you come to me soon?

Just take my hand, I'll show you everything
The secrets that my paradise can bring

Oh, it's a tropical loveland
Oh, I want to share it with you
Life can be funny
Happy and sunny
Oh, in my tropical loveland

Oh, it's a tropical loveland
Oh, I want to share it with you
(I want to share it with you)
Oh, it's a tropical loveland
(It's a tropical loveland)
Oh, I want to share it with you
Oh, it's a tropical loveland
Oh, I want to share it with you

SOS

length: 3:22
producer: Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
engineer: Michael B. Tretow
arranger: Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus
keyboard: Benny Andersson
guitar: Björn Ulvaeus and Janne Schaffer
bass guitar: Mike Watson
drums (drum set): Ola Brunkert
writer: Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Stig Anderson
premiere: ABBA
Where are those happy days, they seem so hard to find
I tried to reach for you, but you have closed your mind
Whatever happened to our love?
I wish I understood
It used to be so nice, it used to be so good

So when you're near me, darling can't you hear me
S. O. S.
The love you gave me, nothing else can save me
S. O. S.
When you're gone
How can I even try to go on?
When you're gone
Though I try how can I carry on?

You seem so far away though you are standing near
You made me feel alive, but something died I fear
I really tried to make it out
I wish I understood
What happened to our love, it used to be so good

So when you're near me, darling can't you hear me
S. O. S.
The love you gave me, nothing else can save me
S. O. S.
When you're gone
How can I even try to go on?
When you're gone
Though I try how can I carry on?

So when you're near me, darling can't you hear me
S. O. S.
And the love you gave me, nothing else can save me
S. O. S.
When you're gone
How can I even try to go on?
When you're gone
Though I try how can I carry on?
When you're gone
How can I even try to go on?
When you're gone
Though I try how can I carry on?

Man in the Middle

length: 3:03
producer: Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
engineer: Michael B. Tretow
arranger: Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
tenor saxophone arranger: Björn J:son Lindh
keyboard: Benny Andersson
guitar: Janne Schaffer and Björn Ulvaeus
bass guitar: Mike Watson
drums (drum set): Ola Brunkert
tenor saxophone: Ulf Andersson
writer: Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus
Did you see that man in the limousine
With the pretty doll, he is fifty and the girl's only seventeen
But she doesn't care, and she never will
If he's ninety-five she don't give a damn
Just as long as he pays the bill

Did you see that man with a fat cigar
He just left his lunch with a belly full of lobster and caviar
He can choose the wine from a vintage year
He will drink champagne in his limousine
Where the rest of the street can peer

'Cause he's the man in the middle, never second fiddle
Just like a spider in a cobweb
Hard as a hammer, not the kind of boss you double-cross
'Cause he's the man in the middle, knows the way to diddle
He's never bothered by his conscience
Deals with the Devil, 'cause he wants to be
Man in the middle, the middle, the middle
In the middle (in the middle, in the middle)

But you see that man made a big mistake
Even though he's got all his servants and a mansion beside a lake
And the money too, all that he can spend
He can buy the most, nearly anything
But he can't buy the lot, his friend

'Cause he's the man in the middle, never second fiddle
Just like a spider in a cobweb
Hard as a hammer, not the kind of boss you double-cross
'Cause he's the man in the middle, knows the way to diddle
He's never bothered by his conscience
Deals with the Devil, 'cause he wants to be
Man in the middle, the middle, the middle
In the middle (in the middle, in the middle)

Bang‐a‐Boomerang

length: 3:05
producer: Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
engineer: Michael B. Tretow
arranger: Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
guitar: Janne Schaffer, Björn Ulvaeus and Janne Schaffer
keyboard: Benny Andersson
bass guitar: Mike Watson
drums (drum set): Roger Palm
violin: Anders Dahl, Claes Nilsson, Sixten Strömvall and Tullo Galli
viola: Håkan Roos
cello: Olle Gustafsson and Bengt Ericson
writer: Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, Stig Anderson
Making somebody happy is a question of give and take
You can learn how to show it so come on, give yourself a break
Every smile and every little touch
Don't you know that they mean so much
Sweet sweet kisses so tender
Always will return to sender

Like a bang, a boom-a-boomerang
Dumb-be-dumb-dumb be-dumb-be-dumb-dumb
Oh bang, a boom-a-boomerang
Love is a tune you hum-de-hum-hum
By giving away, I think you'll learn
You'll get love in return
So bang, a boom-a-boomerang is love
A boom-a-boomerang is love

Love is always around and you can look for it anywhere
When you feel that you've found it my advice is to take good care
Never use it as a selfish tool
Never ever be such a fool
Every feeling you're showing
Is a boomerang you're throwing

Yes a bang, a boom-a-boomerang
Dumb-be-dumb-dumb be-dumb-be-dumb-dumb
Oh bang, a boom-a-boomerang
Love is a tune you hum-de-hum-hum
By giving away, I think you'll learn
You'll get love in return
So bang, a boom-a-boomerang is love

And if you're warm and tender
I'll kiss you, return to sender
Please surrender

Bang, a boom-a-boomerang
Dumb-be-dumb-dumb be-dumb-be-dumb-dumb
Oh bang, a boom-a-boomerang is love
A boom-a-boomerang is love

I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do

length: 3:18
producer: Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus
arranger: Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus
engineer: Michael B. Tretow and Michael B. Tretow
keyboard: Benny Andersson
guitar: Lasse Wellander and Björn Ulvaeus
bass guitar: Mike Watson
drums (drum set): Roger Palm
alto saxophone: Ulf Andersson
composer: Stig Anderson, Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus
Love me or leave me
Make your choice but believe me
I love you
I do, I do, I do, I do, I do

I can't conceal it
Don't you see?
Can't you feel it?
Don't you too?
I do, I do, I do, I do, I do

Oh, I've been dreaming through my lonely past
Now I've just made it
I found you at last
So come on
Now let's try it
I love you
Can't deny it
'Cause it's true
I do, I do, I do, I do, I do

Oh, no hard feelings between you and me
If we can't make it
But just wait and see

So come on now lets try it
I love you, can't deny it
'Cause it's true, I do, I do, I do, I do, I do

So love me or leave me
Make your choice but believe me
I love you, I do, I do, I do, I do, I do

I can't conceal it, don't you see?
Can't you feel it?
Don't you too? I do, I do, I do, I do, I do

Rock Me

length: 3:06
producer: Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
engineer: Michael B. Tretow
arranger: Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
keyboard: Benny Andersson
guitar: Lasse Wellander, Finn Sjöberg and Björn Ulvaeus
bass guitar: Rutger Gunnarsson
drums (drum set): Roger Palm and Roger Palm
writer: Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus
Rock me, gim-me
that kick now,
rock me, show me
that trick now,
roll me, you can do
magic baby and I can't
get enough of it.
Rock me, gim-me
that feeling,
roll me rockin'
and reelin' baby
so don't stop
doin' it,
don't stop
doin' it now.
Wanna be, wanna be.....
In my baby's arms.
Gonna be, gonna be.....
nice and gentle
if you want me to
just as long as
I'm in love with you.
You'rs a forever
honey that's what I
wanna be,
wanna be wanna be.
Yeah, Rock me, gim-me
that kick now,
rock me, show me
that trick now,
roll me you can do
magic baby and I can't
get enough of it.
Rock me, gim-me
that feeling,
roll me rockin'
and reelin' baby
so don't
stop doin' it,
don't stop doin' it.
Wanna be, wanna be.....
with the one that
I love, love, love.
Gonna be, gonna be.....
with you baby
every single night.
I can teach you
how to rock alright
your sweet lover
honey that's what I
wanna be,
wanna be, wanna be.
Yeah, Rock me, gim-me
that kick now,
rock me, show me
that trick now,
roll me, you can do
magic baby and I can't
get enough of it.
Rock me, gim-me
that feeling,
roll me rockin'
and reelin' baby.
So don't
stop doin' it,
don't stop doin' it.
Rock me, gim-me
that kick now,
roll me, shown me
that trick now baby.
So don't stop doin' it
don't stop doin't it.

Intermezzo No. 1

length: 3:48
producer: Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
engineer: Michael B. Tretow
arranger: Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
violin: Claes Nilsson, Gunnar Michols, Bertil Orsin, Harry Teike and Snorri Throvaldsson
viola: Lars Arvinder and Nils Heie
cello: Erik Dybeck and Hans‐Göran Eketorp
brass arranger: Björn J:son Lindh
cello arranger & trumpet arranger & violin arranger & viola arranger: Björn J:son Lindh
trumpet: Gösta Nilsson and Gunnar Gunrup
timpani: Roger Palm
writer: Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus
Instrumental

I’ve Been Waiting for You

length: 3:42
producer: Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
engineer: Michael B. Tretow
arranger: Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
clavinet: Benny Andersson
guitar: Janne Schaffer, Finn Sjöberg and Björn Ulvaeus
bass guitar: Rutger Gunnarsson
drums (drum set): Roger Palm
writer: Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus
lyricist: Stig Anderson
I, I've been in love before
I thought I would no more
Manage to hit the ceiling
Still, strange as it seems to me
You brought it back to me
That old feeling

I, I don't know what you do
You make me think that you
Possibly could release me
I think you'll be able to
Make all my dreams come true
And you ease me

You thrill me, you delight me
You please me, you excite me
You're something I'd been pleading for
I love you, I adore you
I lay my life before you
I'll have you want me more and more
And finally it seems my lonely days are through
I've been waiting for you

I, I'm gonna make you mine
You're gonna feel so fine
You'll never want to leave me
I feel you belong to me
Someday you will agree
Please, believe me

You thrill me, you delight me
You please me, you excite me
You're something I'd been pleading for
I love you, I adore you
I lay my life before you
I'll have you want me more and more
And finally it seems my lonely days are through
I've been waiting for you
Oh, I've been waiting for you

So Long

length: 3:07
producer: Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus
engineer: Michael B. Tretow
arranger: Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
trumpet: Bruno Glenmark
keyboard: Benny Andersson
guitar: Janne Schaffer and Björn Ulvaeus
bass guitar: Mike Watson
drums (drum set): Ola Brunkert
writer: Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus
You think you're gonna make me sulk, you and your fancy car, ah-ha-ha
But I can tell you honey your tricks ain't gonna get you far, ah-ha-ha
They say that money's got a magic touch
But not to me, it doesn't mean that much
You won't have me tonight
All right, all right, all right, all right

So long, see you honey
You can't buy me with your money
Chasing, dazing, driving me crazy
But I'll never be your girl
So long, see you honey
You can't buy me with your money
You know it's not worth trying
So long, so long, so long

You didn't have to send me flowers like you did today, ah-ha-ha
I wouldn't keep a thing from you, I gave them all away, ah-ha-ha
The girls might fall for everything you've got
But I'm not one of them, you know I'm not
You won't have me tonight
All right, all right, all right, all right

So long, see you honey
You can't buy me with your money
Chasing, dazing, driving me crazy
But I'll never be your girl
So long, see you honey
You can't buy me with your money
You know it's not worth trying
So long, so long, so long

So long, see you honey
You can't buy me with your money
You know it's not worth trying
So long, so long, so long
So long, so long, so long
So long, so long, so long