Où sont-elles passées
|"Où sont-elles passées"|
|Eurovision Song Contest 1964 entry|
|◄ "L'amour s'en va" (1963)|
|"Va dire à l'amour" (1965) ►|
Où sont-elles passées (English translation: "Where Have They Gone") was the Monegasque entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1964, performed in French by French singer Romuald. The song was composed by noted French orchestra leader Francis Lai, best known for his film scores.
The song is in the chanson style popular in the early years of the Contest. Romuald laments the departure of the girls of his youth, explaining that as he grows older he loses the enjoyment and mystery of his early romances.
"Où sont-elles passées" was performed tenth on the night, following Germany's Nora Nova with "Man gewöhnt sich so schnell an das Schöne" and preceding Portugal's António Calvário with "Oração". At the close of voting, it had received 15 points, placing 3rd in a field of 16.
It was succeeded as Monegasque representative at the 1965 Contest by Marjorie Noël with "Va dire à l'amour". Romuald returned to the Contest in 1969, then representing Luxembourg with "Catherine" and a third time in 1974 with the Monegasque entry "Celui qui reste et celui qui s'en va".
- Official Eurovision Song Contest site, history by year, 1964
- Detailed info and lyrics, The Diggiloo Thrush, "Où sont-elles passées".
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