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Det var en yndig tid was the fourth Danish entry to be entered at the Eurovision Song Contest. It was entered at the contest in 1960, and was performed by Katy Bødtger. It placed 10th out of 13 participants, so it didn't do particularly well.

Lyrics

Tænk, hvor der altså var romantik og ynde i verden engang
Man dansed' sig kvik til Lumbye-musik
Og sødt tralulalej, ja

Ja, det var dengang
Da man sværmed' på den gamle vold
Med krinoline på og solskinsparasol
Og hele verden kendte ikke spor til nag og nid
Det var en yndig tid

Og hvis en pige blev bedt ud, så gik hun pænt til mor
Og sagde: "Med forlov...", om hun var nok så stor
Og så gik kavaler'n og jomfru'n på konditori't
Det var en yndig tid

Det var dengang, da alting var så hyg'ligt
Der var dejligt i kongens gamle stad
Det var dengang, da livet var så lyk'ligt
Man gik simpelthen rundt og var glad

Ja, det var dengang
Da man sværmed' på den gamle vold
Og byen lå og sov, når klokken, den slog tolv
Og der var ikke én
Der drømte spor om kamp og strid
Det var en yndig tid
Det var en yndig tid

Dengang der fandtes der ikk' en bil
Og slet ikke no'et Bellevue
Og jomfruernes smil var bly
Med appeal og sødt tralulalej, ja

Ja, det var dengang
Da man sværmed' på den gamle vold
Med krinoline på og solskinsparasol
Og hele verden kendte ikke spor til nag og nid
Det var en yndig tid

Og hvis en pige blev bedt ud, så gik hun pænt til mor
Og sagde: "Med forlov...", om hun var nok så stor
Og så gik kavaler'n og jomfru'n på konditori't
Det var en yndig tid

Det var dengang, da alting var så hyg'ligt
Der var dejligt i kongens gamle stad
Det var dengang, da livet var så lyk'ligt
Man gik simpelthen rundt og var glad

Ja, det var dengang
Da man sværmed' på den gamle vold
Og byen lå og sov, når klokken, den slog tolv
Og der var ikke én
Der drømte spor om kamp og strid
Det var en yndig tid
Det var en yndig tid

Imagine what romance and charm there once was in the world Then you'd dance briskly to music by Lumbye And sweet tralulaley, yes

Yes, that was when You'd go courting on the old banks With crinolines and sunshades And the whole world didn't know grudge and malice It was a lovely time

And if a girl was asked out, she'd go to her mother And say "May I...", no matter how old she was And the gentleman and the lady would go to a café It was a lovely time

That was when everything was so nice It was wonderful in the king's old city That was when life was so happy You just walked around being cheerful

Yes, that was when You'd go courting on the old banks With crinolines and sunshades And the whole world didn't know grudge and malice It was a lovely time It was a lovely time

Then there was not a car And no Bellevue And the ladies' smiles were shy With appeal and sweet tralulaley, yes

Yes, that was when You'd go courting on the old banks With crinolines and sunshades And the whole world didn't know grudge and malice It was a lovely time

And if a girl was asked out, she'd go to her mother And say "May I...", no matter how old she was And the gentleman and the lady would go to a café It was a lovely time

That was when everything was so nice It was wonderful in the king's old city That was when life was so happy You just walked around being cheerful

Yes, that was when You'd go courting on the old banks With crinolines and sunshades And the whole world didn't know grudge and malice It was a lovely time It was a lovely time </poem>

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