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Words & Music: Per Gessle
? 1978 by Inhouse Music

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Billy och jag hade pluggat ihop
Han knega p? Domus och jag gick och st?mpla
H?sten b?rja komma, den d?r k?nslan med
Att komma bort ifr?n hela skiten
S? Billy ringde mej tidigt en morgon
Och fr?ga om jag skulle h?nga med
Jag fr?ga: Vart? och han svara: Bort!
Vi drog till Domus och han fick ut sin l?n
Jag ringde min mamma och sa: Jag sticker nu!
Och vi h?ngde p? f?rsta t?get som stod inne p? stationen
Tv? enkla biljetter till Malm? Central
Och Billy sa: Du fattar vad det handlar om
Gosse, du fattar vad det handlar om!
F?rjan ?ver sundet till K?penhamn
Och vi leta efter t?cke f?r natten
Och vi tr?ffa ett g?ng med b?gar och brass
Och Billy b?rja snacka och jag var r?dd som fan
Att g?nget ville ha oss med n?'nstans
Billy t?nde p? och jag satt bredvid
Och han ?lta sin skit om och om och om igen
Han sa: Gosse, du fattar vad det handlar om
Gosse, du fattar vad det handlar om!
Morgonen kom och cyklarna rulla
Amsterdam var n?sta m?l
Billy h?ngde p?, han ville ha mej med
Men jag tveka och sa till slut: Hej d?
Billy blev f?rbannad och dom stack iv?g
Och jag, jag stack ?t motsatt h?ll
Och jag koja vid stationen i n?gra dar
Sen f?rjan ?sterut i toner av moll
Jag fr?ga mej: Gosse, fatter du vad det handlar om?
Fattar du vad det handlar om?
M?naderna gick och v?ren kom
Och Billy var lika borta som sn?n
Men en dag i juni 77 kom ett vykort postat i K?ln
Och Billy hade skrivit s?ndrigt som fan
Han hade precis b?rjat prova heroin
Och han skrev att hans liv var en v?ska
Man sparkar p?, kastar iv?g
Och sl?nger hit och dit
Och man ?ppnar den och fyller med pulver och skit
???h Billy, vad fan har h?nt?
Och han skrev: Gosse, fattar du vad det handlar om?
Han skrev: Gosse, fattar du vad det handlar om?
Han skrev: Gosse, fattar du vad det handlar om?
?h min Billy fattar du vad det handlar om?
Gyllene Tider - Billy :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
Billy tabs @ 911Tabs

About the artist behind Billy:

Gyllene Tider is a famous Swedish pop group. The name "Gyllene Tider" means 'Golden ages' or 'Golden times' in English. Few Scandinavians would not recognize the band's most famous song "Sommartider", often played on the radio during late spring and early summer. The band is well-known for its catchy choruses and light-weight lyrics about summer and life in a small town, and they have been described as a Swedish equivalent of the Beach Boys. In the text below, the Swedish names of the songs are written in italics, with the English translation in parenthesis.

In 1977, Per Gessle met Mats Persson, a member of the band Audiovisuellt Angrepp, forming the duo Grape Rock. Later Micke Andersson, Anders Herrlin and Göran Fritzon joined and the quintet was born. The group's name was changed to Gyllene Tider.

1978 - The band had become a group of local celebrities in Halmstad for their Christmas-concerts. They took advantage of this and released their quite rare vinyl ep; Billy. The record sold in about 900 copies.

In 1980, the LP Gyllene Tider was released, becoming a huge success in Sweden. Flickorna på TV2 (The girls on TV2) was the biggest hit on that album.

The second album was released in 1981 under the name Moderna Tider (Modern age) and also enjoyed huge success. It was followed up by a national tour. The next year Puls (Pulse) was released with the hits Sommartider (Summertimes) and Flickan i en Cole-Porter-sång (The girl in a Cole Porter song).

The group tried to break through to the American market in 1984 with the album Heartland (a six track mini version of the album The Heartland Café released in Sweden) under the name "Roxette". But it failed and the album flopped after selling about 8,000 copies. The name Roxette was later used by Per Gessle to name his successful collaboration with Marie Fredriksson.

In 1985 Gyllene Tider officially broke up. But in the following years a few "Greatest hits" albums were released and a few reunions took place, in particular the immensely popular Återtåget tour of 1996.

In 2004 the band celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary with the first new album after 20 years and a big summer tour in July and August. The tour, called GT25, was a huge success, being the biggest tour in Scandinavia ever and the second largest of all time in the whole of Europe, gathering large crowds all over Sweden. When they performed at Ullevi stadium in Gothenburg on August 7 2004 during the GT25, 58 977 fans watched the concert live, and the performance was later broadcast on TV4.

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