"Chiquitita" as written by Benny Goran Bror Andersson, Bjoern K. Ulvaeus and Michael Kunze....
Chiquitita, tell me what's wrong
You're enchained by your own sorrow
In your eyes there is no hope for tomorrow
How I hate to see you like this
There is no way you can deny it
I can see that you're oh so sad, so quiet

Chiquitita, tell me the truth
I'm a shoulder you can cry on
Your best friend, I'm the one you must rely on
You were always sure of yourself
Now I see you've broken a feather
I hope we can patch it up together

Chiquitita, you and I know
How the heartaches come and they go and the scars they're leaving
You'll be dancing once again and the pain will end
You will have no time for grieving
Chiquitita, you and I cry
But the sun is still in the sky and shining above you
Let me hear you sing once more like you did before
Sing a new song, Chiquitita
Try once more like you did before
Sing a new song, Chiquitita

So the walls came tumbling down
And your love's a blown out candle
All is gone and it seems too hard to handle
Chiquitita, tell me the truth
There is no way you can deny it
I see that you're oh so sad, so quiet

Chiquitita, you and I know
How the heartaches come and they go and the scars they're leaving
You'll be dancing once again and the pain will end
You will have no time for grieving
Chiquitita, you and I cry
But the sun is still in the sky and shining above you
Let me hear you sing once more like you did before
Sing a new song, Chiquitita
Try once more like you did before
Sing a new song, Chiquitita
Try once more like you did before
Sing a new song, Chiquitita


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

"Chiquitita" as written by Bjoern K. Ulvaeus Benny Goran Bror Andersson

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    General CommentThis song makes me think of an older sister comforting her little sister.
    Bokotsuon March 22, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIm not really a fan of Abba but i always liked this song. For some reason I always thought this song was a kind of double meaning for Spain/Spanish people (my brain works in mysterious ways). I thought it was about Spain (being chiquitita) kind of finding/healing itself (sing once more) after the end of the repression by General Franco's Regime (the walls came tumbling down). Plus this song came out around 1978 (I think) and Franco died around 75 (I think)

    Along those lines I think it is a very beautiful song

    but

    In hindsight I think Abba were anything but political so Ive probably misinterpreted it
    jd2005on September 27, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI have always loved this song since I was little! When my Aunt finally divorced her husband and was really down my mom played this song for her and they sang, laughed and cried.
    jajabinx66on May 04, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love this song, my mother sings it to me when im upset....
    sexydarkangelon November 11, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentmy mother used to have the sweetest most affectionate and loving voice when she sang,while rocking me in her arms, this song to me whenever i cried as a child. she would also sing it in spanish.
    rubylopezon January 09, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI didn't appreciate it until I heard Sinead O'Connor's version but beautiful lyrics about supporting a friend who has had her heart broken. Cloe to my fave Abba song.
    Sunnyhillon October 25, 2009   Link
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    MemoryMy late grandma used to sing this to me when I was little, she sang it in Spanish. I never actually listened to the actual song until a few days ago 15 years later, reminds me how kind she always used to be.
    maria cecion November 23, 2015   Link
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    General CommentFor a long time I thought the song was about a friend comforting a girl that just broke up with a boyfriend. However, since chiquitita means very little girl and considering that the song was written during the issue/divorce of members of the group, I see it now as an older sister or a mother trying to comfort the pain of parents break.
    kadomatsuon November 19, 2016   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI think this is about a woman singing to a girl who has been abused and telling her that she will be okay and to be strong. Shows once again the depth of the stuff that ABBA sung about, they sung about stuff like rape, child abuse, sex, etc and yet made it sound like fairy floss.. clever guys.
    bigdave69on December 19, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about a girl named chiquitita and she used to dance and sing but then her boyfriend told her "go to hell bitch!" and that broke her heart and now she's all like "oh no, my heart is broken like christopher reeve's back (RIP)" and then some lady came and she noticed something wrong in her good pal chiquitita so she asked her "whats wrong chiquitita?" and i guess chiquitita told the lady that her boyfriend send her to hell and that's when the lady says "oh chiquitita you'll be ok you'll see" so then chiquitita started singing but she sang the song she've singing the past 10 years so the lady told her "hey chiquitita dont be like that sing a new song chiquitita" so chiquitita instead of singing a new song she ran to the piano and started playing the living jesus out of it and thats about it.
    oh and the music is so great i love ABBA
    some of my friends call me names cause i like ABBA but i dont care cause ABBA is great and if i have to loose all my friends for ABBA i will! haha
    andro666on December 22, 2004   Link

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