Uh, jeg ville ønske jeg var dig

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Denmark "Uh, jeg ville ønske jeg var dig"
Eurovision Song Contest 1959 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
Carl Andersen
Conductor
Kai Mortensen
Finals performance
Final result
5th
Final points
12
Appearance chronology
◄ "Jeg rev et blad ud af min dagbog" (1958)   
"Det var en yndig tid" (1960) ►

"Uh, jeg ville ønske jeg var dig" (Oh, I'd wish I were you) was the Danish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1959, performed in Danish by Birthe Wilke.

The song was performed second on the night, following France's Jean Philippe with "Oui, oui, oui, oui" and preceding Italy's Domenico Modugno with "Piove (Ciao, ciao bambina)". At the close of voting, it had received 12 points, placing 5th in a field of 11.

The song is a love ballad, in which Wilke sings about how much she wishes she were her lover. She then describes how she would love herself in this situation, including asking for her own hand in marriage.

It was succeeded as Danish representative at the 1960 Contest by Katy Bødtger with "Det var en yndig tid".