Fernando      ABBA

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. 
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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 frightful night we crossed the Rio Grande?
I can see it in your eyes, how proud you were to fight
For freedom in this land.