Ik heb zorgen

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Belgium "Ik heb zorgen"
Eurovision Song Contest 1967 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Paul Quintens
Lyricist(s)
Phil van Cauwenbergh
Conductor
Finals performance
Final result
7th
Final points
8
Appearance chronology
◄ "Un peu de poivre, un peu de sel" (1966)   
"Quand tu reviendras" (1968) ►

"Ik heb zorgen" ("I have worries") was the Belgian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1967, performed in Dutch by Louis Neefs.

The song was performed tenth on the night (following Germany's Inge Brück with "Anouschka" and preceding the United Kingdom's Sandie Shaw with "Puppet on a String"). At the close of voting, it had received 8 points, placing 7th in a field of 17.

The song deals with Neefs' worries, which are caused by a love interest. The lyrics are often the subject of humour, as the chorus features the Dutch lines "Oh oh, ik heb zorgen, oh oh, ik heb zorgen/Oh oh, ik heb zorgen en dat verveelt me zo", with the phrase "en dat verveelt me zo" being variously translated as "And that worries me a lot" and "And that bothers me a lot", both of which sound odd in English. Des Mangan in fact translates the lyric as "And that bores me a lot", which further adds to the surreal effect. Neefs also recorded the song in English (as "I Got Troubles") and German ("Ich habe Sorgen").

It was succeeded as Belgian representative at the 1968 Contest by Claude Lombard performing "Quand tu reviendras".

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