Information for The Songs



Words and Music by B. Anderson, B. Ulvaeus and S. Anderson. 
Arranged by E. Ruediger.

In 1974 ABBA, a four member Swedish pop group, won Eurovision with Waterloo. 2024 is the 50th anniversary of this song.
The title and lyrics are taken from the historic ‘1815 Battle of Waterloo’ when Napoleon was defeated. ABBA use it as a metaphor for a romantic relationship when someone promises to love another ‘forever more!’

After the choir sings Waterloo, the Festival of Music Orchestra will continue to play a medley of ABBA songs. We will then re-join the orchestra to sing a chorus of Thank you for the Music, another ABBA song. 

We are so excited to include ABBA in the Festival of Music – enjoy learning this classic song.

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