MAMMA MIA!
 
Integral in the publicity of the musical MAMMA MIA! has been the "fact" that the lyrics to the songs were left intact, except for changing some pronouns - "he"s for "she"s - Björn himself stresses it in every interview he does. But is it true? Here are the lyrics from the songs as featured in the musical, compared with the lyrics to ABBA's original versions (where they differ) and annotations.

Act One

Honey, Honey

Money, Money, Money

Thank You For The Music

Mamma Mia

Chiquitita

Dancing Queen

Lay All Your Love On Me

Super Trouper

Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!

The Name Of The Game

Voulez-Vous

Act Two

Under Attack

One Of Us

S.O.S.

Does Your Mother Know

Knowing Me, Knowing You

Our Last Summer

Slipping Through My Fingers

The Winner Takes It All

Take A Chance On Me

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

I Have A Dream

Mamma Mia!


Many people are not aware that between the first preview and the premiere in London on 6 April 1999, the musical was still being "tweaked" and several numbers were cut or moved. Here is the original list of songs.

 

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