September, gouden roos
|"September, gouden roos"|
|Eurovision Song Contest 1961 entry|
|◄ "Mon amour pour toi" (1960)|
|"Ton nom" (1962) ►|
The song was performed eleventh on the night, following Switzerland's Franca Di Rienzo with "Nous aurons demain" and preceding Norway's Nora Brockstedt with "Sommer i Palma". At the close of voting, it had received 1 point, placing 15th in a field of 16 (equal last with Austria's Jimmy Makulis singing "Sehnsucht").
The song is a ballad in which Benny sings about needing to part from his lover in September. He says that the golden rose they have seen blooming will serve as a reminder of their romance.
- Official Eurovision Song Contest site, history by year, 1961.
- Detailed info and lyrics, Diggiloo Thrush, "September, gouden roos".
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