ABBA’S hits have been given a PC makeover in the latest Mama Mia movie.
Two of the Swedish pop quartet’s tunes have had their lyrics tweaked to make them less “offensive”.
Hits featuring in Mama Mia! Here We Go Again have been changed so they don’t hint at inappropriate relationships.
The biggest change comes in the 1976 song When I Kissed The Teacher, about a female student infatuated with her male teacher.
It originally featured the line: “One of these days, Gonna tell him I dream of him every night.
“One of these days, Gonna show him I care. Gonna teach him a lesson alright.”
But the film switches the teacher’s sex and the emphasis: “What a mad day, Now I see everything in a different light.
“What a mad day, I was up in the air. And she taught me a lesson alright.”
In the movie it is sung by Lily James, playing a young Donna Sheridan, and Celia Imrie plays the teacher.
In another change the “bashful child” in The Name Of The Game has turned into a “curious” one.
Abba biographer Carl Magnus Palm told The Mail On Sunday: “I don’t think it’s important for the songs to stay in tune with the current climate.
“But if they need to tweak the lyrics to make them work better in Mamma Mia! then so be it.”
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Abba member Bjorn Ulvaeus said last night that the teacher was made female so she could sing a response without needing a key change.
He said: “She had to be a woman. Simple as that. And why wouldn’t the vice-chancellor be a woman?”
Mama Mia! Here We Go Again is in cinemas now.