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Giorgio was the Swiss entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 1958. It was the fourth Swiss song to the Eurovision Song Contest, and it the fourth consecutively performed by Lys Assia, including her second song "Refrain" in 1956.

It was performed last on the night following Austria. At the close of voting, it finished in 2nd place with 24 points.

Lyrics

Oh Giorgio, Giorgio
Oh Giorgio vom Lago Maggiore
Giorgio, ein Weekend mit dir in Ascona
In Ascona am Lago Maggiore
Mit Chianti, Chianti, Chianti, Chianti, Chianti
Ein Weekend mit dir
Und Risotto, Risotto, Risotto, Risotto, Risotto, Risotto, Risotto
Oh Giorgio, ein Weekend mit dir in Ascona
In Ascona am Lago Maggiore
Con amore, molto amore
Oh Giorgio, Giorgio

Un ristorante alla piazza
"Cameriere!"
"Signore, Signorina, per favore, un espresso?"
"No - vino!"

Oh Giorgio, Giorgio
Oh Giorgio vom Lago Maggiore
Giorgio, ein Weekend mit dir in Ascona
In Ascona am Lago Maggiore
Mit Chianti, Chianti, Chianti, Chianti, Chianti
Ein Weekend mit dir
Und Polenta, Polenta, Polenta, Polenta, Polenta, Polenta, Polenta
Oh Giorgio, ein Weekend mit dir in Ascona
In Ascona am Lago Maggiore
Con amore, tanto amore
Oh Giorgio, Giorgio

Una notte sulla luna
Una barca - il lago, le montagne e le palme
Giardini, fiori, mimose

Oh Giorgio, Giorgio
Vom Lago Maggiore in Ascona
In Ascona am Lago Maggiore
La la la la la la la la la la...

Mio caro! Mia cara!
Addio! Arrivederci mia bella, bella bionda!
Addio, ciao Giorgio

Oh Giorgio, Giorgio
La la la la la la la la la la la la...
La la la la la la la la la la...
Oh Giorgio, Giorgio[1]

Oh George, George
Oh George from the lake Maggiore
George, a weekend with you in Ascona
In Ascona at the lake Maggiore
With chianti, chianti, chianti, chianti, chianti
A weekend with you and risotto
Risotto, risotto, risotto, risotto, risotto, risotto
Oh George, a weekend with you in Ascona
In Ascona at the lake Maggiore with love, much love
Oh George, George

A restaurant at the public square – “Waiter!”
“Sir, Madam, would you like an espresso?”
“No – wine!”

Oh George, George
Oh George from the lake Maggiore
George, a weekend with you in Ascona
In Ascona at the lake Maggiore
With chianti, chianti, chianti, chianti, chianti

A weekend with you and polenta
Polenta, polenta, polenta, polenta, polenta, polenta
Oh George, a weekend with you in Ascona
In Ascona at the lake Maggiore with love, much love
Oh George, George

A night under the moon
A boat – the lake, the mountains and the palms
Gardens, flowers, mimosa

Oh George, George
From the lake Maggiore in Ascona
In Ascona at the lake Maggiore
Lalala lalala lalalala…

My beloved! My beloved!
Goodbye! Goodbye my beautiful, beautiful, blonde woman!
Goodbye, bye George

Oh George, George
Lala lalala lalala lalalala…
Lalala lalala lalalala…
Oh George, George

Trivia

  • This song is the first bilingual song to the Contest.
  • With the song's second-place finish, Lys became the first artist to win one year and finish second in another year. Four other artists would also achieve this feat over the years.

References

Videos

Switzerland 1958 Lys Assia - Giorgio04:16

Switzerland 1958 Lys Assia - Giorgio

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