Old Man Fiddle

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Finland "Old Man Fiddle"
Eurovision Song Contest 1975 entry
Country Finland
Artist(s) Anja Karlsson,
Hannu Karlsson,
Henrik Bergendahl,
Seppo Sillanpää,
Harry Lindahl,
Kim Kuusi
As Pihasoittajat
Language English
Composer(s) Kim Kuusi
Lyricist(s) Arthur Ridgway Spencer,
Hannu Karlsson
Conductor Ossi Runne
Finals performance
Final result 7th
Final points 74
Appearance chronology
◄ "Keep Me Warm" (1974)   
"Pump-Pump" (1976) ►

"Old Man Fiddle" (original Finnish title: "Viulu-ukko") was the Finnish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1975, performed in English by Pihasoittajat.

The song was performed fifteenth on the night (following Monaco's Sophie with "Une chanson c'est une lettre" and preceding Portugal's Duarte Mendes with "Madrugada"). At the close of voting, it had received 74 points, placing 7th in a field of 19.

The country and western inspired song describes an old man who comes in out of the rain to play a series of tunes on a fiddle, with the duo singing that everyone listening to them should dance away their troubles to this music.

It was succeeded as Finnish representative at the 1976 Contest by Fredi & Ystävät with "Pump-Pump".

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