Als het weer lente is

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Belgium "Als het weer lente is"
Eurovision Song Contest 1965 entry
Country Belgium
Artist(s) Lize Marke
Language Dutch
Composer(s) Jef van den Berg
Lyricist(s) Jaak Dreesen
Conductor Gaston Nuyts
Finals performance
Final result 15th
Final points 0
Appearance chronology
◄ "Près de ma rivière" (1964)   
"Un peu de poivre, un peu de sel" (1966) ►

"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".

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