~ Introduktion ~
You smiled and took my hand.
But then you disappeared again,
Afterward I met you in my dream.
You are my fairy-tale prince, in my fairy-tale world,
Little Gerhard: Agnetha was her name, Agnetha Fältskog. She works for a car dealership in Jönköping. Aha then. So I start to call around to all the car dealerships in Jönköping, and there are quite a few, asking: ``Do you have anyone named Agnetha Fältskog?'' And so I came across her, she sitting at the switchboard of one of the places. So said: ``Yes, I am Agnetha Fältskog.'' ``Yes, hello,'' said I, ``this is Little Gerhard from Stockholm.'' Hi, hi, hi, plonk!
Agnetha: No, I didn't think he was the one who called. It was, you see, it was the world's greatest thing that Little Gerhard called me, a 17-year-old from Jönköping.
Little Gerhard: So I got to call again. ``Yes, hello, this is Little Gerhard, are you Agnetha Fältskog?'' ``Yes - no, this is some kind of a joke,'' said she.
Agnetha: I thought maybe it was someone playing a trick or such, I absolutely didn't believe it was for real. Then he said: ``Then, then, then let's do it this way, you call me instead, silly.''
Little Gerhard: ``Do it, because I want to do an album with you.'' (clank) - put the receiver down. So about 30 minutes went by and then - (ring) - ``You have a call.'' Aha, I picked up the phone, then she said: ``Who am I speaking with?'' said she. ``This is Little Gerhard.'' ``I see, is it really?'' said she. Then I said: ``The song that's on the tape, whose song is it?'' ``It is my own'' said she. ``It's very good'' said I. It went like this: ``...now I begin to realize...''
That it was a mistake on my part,
Because it's you, only you,
That's standing in front of me
Where ever I go.
Little Gerhard: So I explained how it was, that I am at a recording studio in Stockholm and would like to give you a chance. Then I talked with Walldoff and said that we must fix up the background, record down at Philips house with strings and such things. Once everything was set I called down to Agnetha and then said: ``Can you come up on such and such a day?'' She came up with her dad then, and I had arranged to have a photographer at the studio.
Agnetha: It is one of my fondest memories, when my father and I arrived at Philips house, at the bottom of the stairs there, and one could hear a string orchestra there playing my song. I think it's the greatest thing I've experienced ... musically speaking, that is. Exactly as I had, as I had imagined and hoped for, it was. Captured exactly as I wanted it, owing largely I think to Sven-Olof Walldoff, and Little Gerhard.
Little Gerhard: She had long blond hair and it was a little like she didn't know where to go, so she got up there on stage and cranked out both songs. Then I said: ``Eh, there's something the matter, can you sing it differently?'' ``I can,'' said she, just like that, immediately too.
Agnetha: It was quite easy for me to do. I've always been good with voices.
Where ever I go.
RADIO INTERVIEW (Svensktoppen)
Ulf Elfving: And in third place today's most successful newcomer and likewise making her debut on the charts. Hello and congratulations Agnetha!
Agnetha: Thanks so very much.
Ulf Elfving: Wasn't it fun?
Agnetha: It was very nice.
Ulf Elfving: 17 years old and right into 3rd place. It is probably - yes, I don't really have to ask if this is your greatest accomplishment so far?
Agnetha: Yes it is, actually!
Ulf Elfving: Will there be any more records now after this?
Agnetha: There will be, I have already recorded one other.
Ulf Elfving: And it's called?
Agnetha: ``Without You''
Ulf Elfving: Thanks and continued good luck.
Agnetha: Thank you
Ulf Elfving: Thanks
Ulf Elfving: Bye