Saturday, 8 April 2017

Love is a tune you hum-de-hum-hum

Having spent the day in the company of arch-Abba-fanatic our friend John-John, expert Carl Magnus Palm and a host of anoraks enthusiasts for all things to do with the Swedish super-quartet, at the international launch of Mr Palm's updated version of his magnum opus "ABBA - The Complete Recording Sessions", I thought it only fitting to visit one of their extremely early ventures into pop soon-to-be-super-stardom...

Here's the fabulously lyrical Bang-A-Boomerang, for your delectation:

Making somebody happy is a question of give and take
You can learn how to show it so come on, give yourself a break
Every smile and every little touch
Don't you know that they mean so much
Sweet sweet kisses so tender
Always will return to sender

Like a bang, a boom-a-boomerang
Dum-be-dum-dum be-dum-be-dum-dum
Oh bang, a boom-a-boomerang
Love is a tune you hum-de-hum-hum
So give it away, I think you'll learn
You'll get love in return
So bang, a boom-a-boomerang is love
A boom-a-boomerang is love

If you say so, dears.


  1. Ew. That's a terrible ABBA song! I've never heard it before, and I never want to again. The only thing that makes up for it is the photo of ABBA as 70s superheroes! I need to listen to "The Visitors" and "Cassandra" to make up for it, now.

    P.S. Did you win anything in the raffle?!?

    1. It is terrible - and there are far worse ones out there (as Mr Palm revealed, when his singers performed some rejected cuts and rehearsal versions for us; including an unintentionally hilarious precursor to Chiquitita called In The Arms of Rosalita). Thank heavens Benny and Bjorn learned to exercise some quality control standards! Jx


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