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Waterloo – ABBA

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The song that put ABBA's name on the map by winning the 1974 Eurovision song content, "Waterloo" then went on to spend five weeks at number 1 in the charts.

It's used during the closing credits of the 2008 musical film "Mamma Mia!", and it's also used in the 2015 film "The Martian".

 

Bb   Bb
My, my

Bb   Bb-A-A    Bb-Bb-Bb   G#  G#-G-F
At Waterloo Napoleon did surrender

Bb   Bb
Oh yeah

Bb  Bb   A     A    Bb   Bb-Bb-Bb
And I have met my destiny

A      A     G     G-F     D#
In quite a similar way

C      C-C-D      D     D#  D#  D#
The history book on the shelf

D#  D-D    D#-F-G   A-Bb
Is always repeating itself...

 

^C-^C-Bb
Waterloo

^C ^C  Bb-G#-G#  G  G   G#   G#
I was defeated, you won the war

^C-^C-Bb
Waterloo

^C-^C   Bb   ^C   ^C   Bb  G#-G   G
Promise to love you for ever more

 

^C-^C-Bb
Waterloo

^C-^C    Bb-G#  G# G  G-G#  G#
Couldn't escape if I wanted to

^C-^C-Bb
Waterloo

^C-^C Bb G G F F D# D#
Knowing my fate is to be with you

^D#-^D-^C-Bb  ^C-Bb-Bb
Wa-wa-wa-wa  Waterloo

^C-^C-Bb  G-G  F   F-D-D
Finally facing my Waterloo

 

Bb   Bb  Bb  Bb  A    A     A     Bb
My, my, I tried to hold you back

Bb    Bb     A        G-F
But you were stronger

Bb    Bb    Bb     Bb   A     A
Oh yeah, and now it seems

Bb  Bb-Bb   Bb   A     A-G   G    F     D#
My only chance is giving up the fight

D#    D#    D   D#  D#-D#  D#-D#
And how could I ever refuse

D# C   D  D#  F   G   A     Bb
I feel like I win when I lose

 

^C-^C-Bb
Waterloo

^C ^C  Bb-G#-G#  G   G    G#  G#
I was defeated, you won the war

^C-^C-Bb
Waterloo

^C-^C   Bb   ^C   ^C  Bb  G#-G   G
Promise to love you for ever more

 

^C-^C-Bb
Waterloo

^C-^C   Bb-G#  G#  G  G-G#  G#
Couldn't escape if I wanted to

^C-^C-Bb
Waterloo

^C-^C       Bb    G   G  F    F   D#   D#
Knowing my fate is to be with you

^D#-^D-^C-Bb  ^C-Bb-Bb
Wa-wa-wa-wa   Waterloo

^C-^C-Bb  G-G  F   F-D-D
Finally facing my Waterloo

 

D     C     D   D#  D#-D#  D#-D#
So how could I ever refuse

D# C  D  D#  F     G   A   Bb
I feel like I win when I lose...

 

^C-^C-Bb
Waterloo

^C ^C  Bb-G#-G#  G  G   G#  G#
I was defeated, you won the war

^C-^C-Bb
Waterloo

^C-^C   Bb   ^C  ^C   Bb  G#-G   G
Promise to love you for ever more

 

^C-^C-Bb
Waterloo

^C-^C   Bb-G#  G#  G  G-G# G#
Couldn't escape if I wanted to

^C-^C-Bb
Waterloo

^C-^C Bb G G F F D# D#
Knowing my fate is to be with you

 

^D#-^D-^C-Bb  ^C-Bb-Bb
Wa-wa-wa-wa  Waterloo

^C-^C-Bb  G-G  F   F-D-D
Finally facing my Waterloo

^C-G-Bb-^C  ^C-Bb-Bb
Wa-wa-wa-wa  Waterloo

^C-^C      Bb   G    G   F   F   D#   D#
Knowing my fate is to be with you

^D#-^D-^C-Bb ^C-Bb-Bb
Wa-wa-wa-wa Waterloo

^C-^C-Bb  G-G  F   F-D-D
Finally facing my Waterloo

 

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