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Als het weer lente is

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Country  Belgium
Language  Dutch
Lyricist(s)  Jaak Dreesen
Artist(s)  Lize Marke
Composer(s)  Jef van den Berg
Conductor  Gaston Nuyts

"Als het weer lente is" ("When it's springtime again") was the Belgian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1965, performed in Dutch by Lize Marke.

The song was performed eighth on the night (following Norway's Kirsti Sparboe with "Karusell" and preceding Monaco's Marjorie Noël with "Va dire à l'amour"). At the close of voting, it had received the dreaded nul points, placing 15th (equal last) in a field of 18.

The song features Marke promising her lover that she will do a number of things for him in Spring, including buying him whatever he wants. She sings that this will happen "when it is your holiday", which implies that he is in the military or another line of work which requires long absences. Marke also recorded a French-language version of the song under the title "Si peu de chose".

It was succeeded as Belgian representative at the 1966 Contest by Tonia performing "Un peu de poivre, un peu de sel".

References

Als het weer lente is Wikipedia


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