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Chance of a Lifetime was the Irish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1968, performed by Pat McGeegan.

The song is a ballad, with McGeegan reminiscing about the first time he saw his lover. He tells her that he thought her appearance in his life was "the chance of a lifetime", and goes on to explain that he doesn't want to lose such a chance.

The song was performed fourteenth on the night, following Norway and preceding Spain. At the close of voting, it had received 18 points, placing fourth. However, the song went to the top of the Irish singles chart.

Lyrics

One day, while I was out walking
I saw your face in the midst of a crowd
Here, I thought, is the chance of a lifetime
I thought you’d stepped from a cloud

Think of that wonderful meeting
Oh, the sun shone down on us from above
Why should I be out walking that day and get
The chance of a lifetime of love?

Show me the way you are feeling
Always tell me just what I should know
Oh, a guiding hand must have brought us together
But now that seems so long ago

You are the one I have dreamt of
Oh, I never thought my dreams would come true
All I want is the chance of a lifetime
The chance of a lifetime with you

Show me the way you are feeling
Always tell me just what I should know
Oh, a guiding hand must have brought us together
But now that seems so long ago

You are the one I have dreamt of
I never thought my dreams would come true
All I want is the chance of a lifetime
The chance of a lifetime with you

All I want is the chance of a lifetime
The chance of a lifetime with you

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