Take Him Home

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Republic of Ireland "Take Him Home"
Eurovision Song Contest 1988 entry
Country Ireland
Artist(s) Eric Sharpe
Ciaran Wilde
Roy Taylor
Brian O'Reilly
Peter Eades
As Jump the Gun
Language English
Composer(s) Peter Eades
Lyricist(s) Peter Eades
Conductor Noel Kelehan
Finals performance
Final result 8th
Final points 79
Appearance chronology
◄ "Hold Me Now" (1987)   
"The Real Me" (1989) ►

Take Him Home was the Irish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1988, performed in English by Jump The Gun.

The song is a plea for global unity, with the singer exhorting his listeners that "So if you meet somebody, it might be someone I know/Brother, if he needs you, take him home". This is suggested to be a means of outreach to those less fortunate in society.

The song was performed tenth on the night (following Switzerland's Celine Dion with Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi and preceding Germany's Maxi & Chris Garden with Lied Für Einen Freund). At the close of voting, it had received 79 points, placing 8th in a field of 21.

It was succeeded as Irish representative at the 1989 Contest by Kiev Connolly & The Missing Passengers with The Real Me.

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