Près de ma rivière

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Belgium "Près de ma rivière"
Eurovision Song Contest 1964 entry
Country Belgium
Artist(s) Robert Cogoi
Language French
Composer(s) Robert Cogoi
Lyricist(s) Robert Cogoi
Conductor Henri Segers
Finals performance
Final result 10th
Final points 2
Appearance chronology
◄ "Waarom?" (1963)   
"Als het weer lente is" (1965) ►

Près de ma rivière ("Near my river") was the Belgian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1964, performed in French by Robert Cogoi.

The song was performed fifteenth on the night (following Switzerland's Anita Traversi with "I miei pensieri" and preceding Spain's Los TNT with "Caracola"). At the close of voting, it had received 2 points, placing 10th in a field of 16.

The song is a ballad, with Cogoi describing a romantic moment with his lover near a river. He sings that "there was nothing left, nothing but my eyes in your eyes". Cogoi also recorded the song in English, German and Italian language versions, entitled, respectively, "My River of Memories", "Weit, da wo der Strom beginnt" and "Sulla mia riviera". The English version was however not released for nearly 30 years after the Contest.

It was succeeded as Belgian representative at the 1965 Contest by Lize Marke performing "Als het weer lente is".

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