Слова и музыка:
Benny Andersson, Stig Anderson, Bjorn Ulvaeus
Ноты есть в сборнике "Золотой сборник величайшие хитов"

См. также: ноты произведения Fernando (2) для фортепиано

Текст песни c аккордами:

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
Chorus :

There was something in the air that night

The stars were bright, Fernando
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They were shining there for you and me, for liberty, Fernando
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Though we never thought that we could lose, there's no regret
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If I had to do the same again, I would, my friend, Fernando
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If I had to do the same again, I would, my friend, Fernando
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
Now we're old and gray 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 fateful night we crossed the Rio Grande?
I can see it in your eyes how proud you were to fight
For freedom in this land