Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Fernando—på svenska

I was working the queue earlier and decided to have a bit of ABBA playing in the background. And yes, I happen to like ABBA. (They made for great driving music when I went to and from Washington, DC earlier this month.)

Somehow, I came across the fact that one of the members, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, recorded 'Fernando' in Swedish, which appeared in her album, Frida ensam ('Frida alone').

I've always liked the English version. In fact, I remember playing the 45 rpm single quite often when I was younger. I've embedded the YouTube video of the Swedish version below. It's disconcerting listening to it and watching the video as they are singing in English in the video, but if you can get past that... well, for me, I found the song to be very beautiful, and the translation was very helpful. (It's quite different in English.)


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