ABBA – The Winner Takes It All – Piano Tutorial

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Learn how to play The Winner Takes It All by ABBA on piano with this Synthesia piano tutorial! Please enjoy!

The Winner Takes It All is an emotional ballad by ABBA. It is a break-up song that has been speculated to be about Bjorn Ulvaeus and Agnetha Fältskog. Both musicians have denied that this is the case, and the music is more about a fictional romance than anything else. The Winner Takes It All was one of ABBA’s most successful singles and the last of their songs to place in the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. It remains well-loved for being one of the best break-up songs.

This piano arrangement of The Winner Takes It All is fantastic to play! You can learn it with our Synthesia piano tutorial, or from our official Sheet Music Boss sheet music at the top of the description!

Arranged by Andrew Wrangell
Edited by Samuel Dickenson

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I don’t want to talk
About the things we’ve gone through
Though it’s hurting me
Now it’s history
I’ve played all my cards
And that’s what you’ve done too
Nothing more to say
No more ace to play

The winner takes it all
The loser standing small
Beside the victory
That’s her destiny

I was in your arms
Thinking I belonged there
I figured it made sense
Building me a fence
Building me a home
Thinking I’d be strong there
But I was a fool
Playing by the rules

The gods may throw a dice
Their minds as cold as ice
And someone way down here
Loses someone dear
The winner takes it all
The loser has to fall
It’s simple and it’s plain
Why should I complain

But tell me does she kiss
Like I used to kiss you?
Does it feel the same
When she calls your name?
Somewhere deep inside
You must know I miss you
But what can I say
Rules must be obeyed

The judges will decide
The likes of me abide
Spectators of the show
Always staying low
The game is on again
A lover or a friend
A big thing or a small
The winner takes it all

I don’t want to talk
If it makes you feel sad
And I understand
You’ve come to shake my hand
I apologize
If it makes you feel bad
Seeing me so tense
No self-confidence
But you see
The winner takes it all
The winner takes it all

So the winner takes it all
And the the loser has to fall
Throw a dice, cold as ice
Way down here, someone dear
Takes it all, has to fall
It seems plain to me

Songwriters: Benny Goran Bror Andersson / Bjoern K Ulvaeus
The Winner Takes It All lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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