Enséñame a cantar

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Flag of Spain (1977 - 1981).svg "Ensénãme a cantar"
Eurovision Song Contest 1977 entry
Country Spain
Artist(s) Miguel Ángel Carreño Schmelter
As Micky
Language Spanish
Composer(s) Fernando Arbex
Lyricist(s) Fernando Arbex
Conductor Rafael de Ibarbia Serra
Finals performance
Final result 9th
Final points 52
Appearance chronology
◄ "Sobran las palabras" (1976)   
"Bailemos un vals" (1978) ►

"Enséñame a cantar" (Spanish pronunciation: [enˈseɲame a kanˈtar], "Teach Me to Sing") was the Spanish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1977, performed in Spanish by Micky.

The song is an up-tempo number in which the banjo plays an important part; Micky sings about how he one day goes for a walk and how he finds a girl playing the instrument and singing on his doorstep. She sees that he has something on his mind and promises to "teach him to play and sing" to help him forget his sorrows. Micky also recorded the song in French and German, as "Apprends-moi à chanter" (translated: "Teach Me to Sing") and "Ich singe la, la, la" ("I Sing La, La, La") respectively.

The song was performed 14th on the night, following Sweden's Forbes with "Beatles and preceding Italy's Mia Martini "Libera". At the close of voting, it had received 52 points, placing 9th in a field of 18.

It was succeeded as Spanish representative at the 1978 Contest by José Velez with "Bailemos un vals".

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