"The Piper" by ABBA and "The Pied Piper of Hamelin" by Robert Browning | Reviewer: Joshua Colecha | 6/13/14
The lyrics of this song seemed to have been inspired by Robert Browning's "The Pied Piper of Hamelin". The song is unusually beautiful like the hypnotic melody of the piper but its lyrics evoke fear like the vengeance of the Pied Piper to the people of Hamelin!
Folklore | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/22/10
Some of ABBA´s songs sound very much like rearrangements of alredy existing folk tunes. "The Eagle" is another good example of this. It´s a well-known fact that Benny Andersson is well acquainted with folk music, both swedish & from other countries.