Ik heb zorgen
|"Ik heb zorgen"|
|Eurovision Song Contest 1967 entry|
Phil van Cauwenbergh
|◄ "Un peu de poivre, un peu de sel" (1966)|
|"Quand tu reviendras" (1968) ►|
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").
- Official Eurovision Song Contest site, history by year, 1967.
- Detailed info and lyrics, Diggiloo Thrush, "Ik heb zorgen".
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