Dancing Queen/Waterloo/Hasta Mañana/That's Me

Man: Wow, that's beautiful. ABBA with their latest effort, 'Slippin' Through My Fingers'.

[sound of piano]

Man: Okay. Girl, let's practice the piano. Hit it.

Girl: Okay.

[sound of piano]

Man: Uh-uh, uh-uh. Didn't I teach you the right way last time? Come on.

Girl: Yes.

[sound of piano]

Man: Mmm, gettin' a little better. Okay, let's do it one more time. Beautiful.

Girl: Like this?

[sound of piano]

Man: Wow! You can make it!

Girl: I can do it!

Man: Let me kiss you. Hmm mmm ah. Okay, let's do it one more time.

Girl: Yeah

[sound of piano]

Dancing Queen

Man: Yeah, outta sight. Hey, this is for all the girls listening to me and to all the boys who might be feeling like they wanna take a girl to a disco or something, you know? You can stand up and move around 'cause this song can really work on ya. Once again, this is for all the pretty girls listening to me, hey!

You can dance you can jive
having the time of your life
see that girl, watch that scene
dig in the Dancing Queen.

Friday night and the lights are low
looking out for a place to go
where they play the right music
getting in the swing
you come to look for a king
anybody could be that guy
night is young and the music's high
with a bit of rock music
everything is fine
you're in the mood for a dance
and when you get the chance.

You are the Dancing Queen
young and sweet only seventeen
Dancing Queen
feel the beat from the tambourine
Oh, yeah
you can dance, you can jive
having the time of your life
see that girl, watch that scene
dig in the Dancing Queen.

Man: Yes, 'Dancin' Queen', 1976. One of the biggest smashes for the great Scandinavian quartet. And we're concentrating on the great masterpieces of ABBA.

DJ: Hey. [piano notes] Hey, let's practice a little piano, right? Ah, let's do the "Dancing Queen" opening, that goes "tttttttttrrrrrrrrrrrrrr"!

Man: Er... [belch, chuckle]

DJ: The "Dancing Queen" opening! "Ttttttttrrrrrrrrrrrrrr"!

Man: O-o-o-o-o-o-o-okay, you mean li-like this?

[random piano notes]

DJ: No! No, no. No. Please, no. "Ttttttttrrrrrrrrrrrrrr"!

Man: [chuckles] Er, y-y-you mean, li-, li-li-like this?

[random piano notes]

DJ: No, no, no! That's... You stupid... bastard!!

[Piano lid slams shut]

Man: [screams] Ah-ah-aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh!


My, my, at Waterloo Napoleon did surrender
oh yeah, and I have met my destiny
in quite a similar way
the history-book on the shelf
is always repeating itself

Waterloo - I was defeated, you won the war
Waterloo - promise to love you forever more
Waterloo - couldn't escape if I wanted to
Waterloo - knowing my fate is to be with you
Wa-wa-wa-wa-Waterloo - finally facing my Waterloo

Man: 1974, ABBA, 'Waterloo'. Big international smash. Sure, takes me way back.

[sound of phone ringing]

But we're diggin' every… uh oh, uh oh, hold on a second friends.

[My my I tried to hold you back
but you were stronger
oh yeah]


Girl: Oh hi mister DJ.

Man: Yeah.

Girl: I have a favour.

Man: Yeah, what is it?

Girl: Play this week's number one song for me please?

Man: Okay, easy. Hey, what's your name?

Girl: Debbie!

Man: Alright, this song's for you Debbie baby.

Girl: Oh thank you!

Hasta Mañana

Man: Yeah, I wanna remind you our request line's open for you twenty four hours a day so keep those calls incomin' everybody. Alright, here's the song sittin' stubborn on top of the charts, still with a big bullet on.

Where is the spring and the summer
that once was yours and mine
where did it go I just don't know
but still my love for you will live forever

Hasta mañana 'til we meet again
don't know where
don't know when, darling
our love was much too strong to die
we 'II find a way to face a new tomorrow

Hasta mañana say we'll meet again
I can't do without you
time to forget, send me a letter
say you forgive, the sooner the better
hasta mañana, baby
hasta mañana, until then

Where is the dream we were dreaming
and all the nights we shared

[sound of creaking door opening]

[applause from the runout groove of Super Trouper LP]

That's Me

Man: Ladies and gentlemen, enjoy the pride of the Seventies, the world famous ABBA!

Are you sure you wanna hear more
what if I am 't worth the while,
not the style
you'd be lookin' for
If I'm sweet tonight
things look differen
in the morning light
I'm jealous
and I'm proud
if you hurt my feelings
I'll cry out loud
I'm Carrie
That's me.

Are you sure you wanna hear more
would I he the one you seek
mild and meek
like the girl next door
Don 't you realise
I may he an angel in disguise
it's lonely
to be free
but I'm not a man's toy
I'll never be
I'm Carrie
That's me.

I don't believe
in fairy-tales
sweet nothins in my ear
But I do believe
in sympathy
That's me, you see.

Are you sure...

[sound of applause]

Man: Yes, ladies and gentlemen - Björn, Benny Anna and Frida, and together they are ABBA!

[you wanna hear more
won't you have a drink with me
just to see
you're not really sore]

I can't

[sound of creaking door closing]

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