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"Mamma Mia" is a song recorded by the Swedish pop group ABBA, written by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus and Stig Anderson, with the lead vocals shared by Agnetha Fältskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. It is the opening track on the group's third album, the self-titled ABBA. The song's name is derived from Italian, where it is an interjection used in situations of surprise, anguish, or excitement, which corresponds to the English interjection "my" but literally means "My mommy". The interjection "my my" can indeed be found in some lines within the song.

The song is the titular musical number of the critically acclaimed musical and its 2008 film adaptation. It is used in the first act when Donna discovers that her former lovers are on the island of Kalokairi. Donna then breaks out into song and all throughout is experiencing a mid-life crisis. The song also appears in the overture of the musical number, and an instrumental version and reprise play at the end of act two in the movie.

The musical version has additional dialogue between Donna, Sam, Harry and Bill but this was deleted for the film's adaptation.

Lyrics

I was cheated by you

And I think you know when.

So I made up my mind, it must come to an end

Look at me now, will I ever learn?

I don't know how but I suddenly lose control

There's a fire within my soul

Just one look and I can hear a bell ring

One more look and I forget everything

Mamma mia, here I go again

My my, how can I resist you?

Mamma mia, does it show again

My My, just how much I've missed you?

Yes, I've been broken-hearted

Blue since the day we parted

Why, why did I ever let you go?

Mamma mia, now I really know

My my, I should not have let you go

I was angry and sad when I knew we were through

I can't count all the times I have cried over you

Look at me now

Will I ever learn

I don't know how

But I suddenly loose control

There's a fire within my soul.

Just one look and I can hear a bell ring

One more look and I forget everything

Mamma mia, here I go again

My my, how can I resist you?

Mamma mia, does it show again

My, my, just how much I've missed you?

Yes, I've been brokenhearted

Blue since the day we parted

Why, why did I ever let you go?

Mamma mia, now I really know

My my, I should not have let you go

*Additional dialogue (only used in the musical)

Donna: What the hell are you all doing here?

Well I'd love to stop and chat, but I

have to go and clean out my

handbag: or something

Bill: Age does not wither her.

Harry: I was expecting a rather shout

matron

Sam: No she's still Donna.