The Winner Takes It All – ABBA

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A heat-felt powerful song from ABBA, "The Winner Takes It All" was the first track to be released from the album Super Trouper in 1980. It has been covered by big names including Meryl Streep in Mamma Mia, The Corrs, Cher, Carla Bruni, McFly and also the Glee Cast.

It's a fun and relatively easy tune to play, enjoy practising "The Winner Takes It All" using the letter notes below :)


G    A     B-^C     E
I don't wanna talk

E - F         G            A         A           G
About things we've gone through

G               F       E - D     F
Though it's hurting me

G        F      E-D-F
Now it's history...


G         A        B    ^C     E
I've played all my cards

E           F          G            A         A       G
And that's what you've done too

G  -  F         E        D    F
Nothing more to say

G          F      E     D    F
No more ace to play


G       G-^F     ^F  ^E  ^E
The winner takes it all

E       E-^D     ^D-^C     ^C
The loser's standing small

A - B    ^G   ^G-^F-^F
Beside the victory

^F      ^E   ^D-^E-^F
That's her destiny...


G   A   B    ^C     E
I was in your arms

E  -  F      G       A - A         G
Thinking I belonged there

G    G - F     E    D        F
I figured it made sense

G - F         E    D       F
Building me a fence


G  -  A      B   ^C    E
Building me a home

E  -  F         G    A      A          G
Thinking I'd be strong there

G    F    E   D   F
But I was a fool

G  -  F     E      D      F
Playing by the rules


G        G       ^F      ^F     ^E    ^E
The gods may throw the dice

E            E     ^D  ^D   ^C ^C
Their minds as cold as ice

A          B-^G     ^G     ^F      ^F
And someone way down here

^F-^E  ^D-^E    ^F
Loses someone dear...


G       G-^F ^F ^E ^E
The winner takes it all

E      E-^D  ^D ^C ^C
The loser has to fall

A    A-^G   ^G   ^F    ^F
It's simple and it's plain

^F        ^E    ^D   ^E-^F
Why should I complain?


G       G     A      B    ^C     E
But tell me does she kiss

E       F     G    A    A     G
Like I used to kiss you?

G         F    E     D       F
Does it feel the same

G             F      E        D        F
When she calls your name?


G    -    A            B       ^C - E
Somewhere deep inside

E         F          G      A    A     G
You must know I miss you

G       F       E    D    F
But what can I say?

G            F        E     D - F
Rules must be obeyed


G       G-^F   ^F   ^E-^E
The judges will decide

E       E   ^D  ^D  ^C-^C
The likes of me abide

A-B-^G     ^G   ^F    ^F
Spectators of the show

^F-^E   ^D-^E   ^F
Always staying low...


G      G   ^F  ^F  ^E-^E
The game is on again

E   E-^D ^D ^C ^C
A lover or a friend

A    A   ^G   ^G  ^F  ^F
A big thing or a small

^F   ^F-^E   ^D  ^E  ^F
The winner takes it all...


G    A      B-^C    E
I don't wanna talk

E   F     G        A      A     G
If it makes you feel sad

G     F     E-D-F
And I understand

D              G        F       E        D      F
You've come to shake my hand


G   A-B-^C-E
I apologize

E   F     G        A       A     G
If it makes you feel bad

G - F      E     D      F
Seeing me so tense

G      F       E - D - F
No self-confidence...


G      G-^F   ^F   ^E  ^E
The winner takes it all...

A       A-^G    ^G  ^F  ^F
The winner takes it all...


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