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Heel de Wereld was the host entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 1958 represented once again by Corry Brokken for the Netherlands. This is the last we see of Brokken until 1976, where she hosted the contest in The Hague.

The song is a chanson, like many of those at the time. The lyrics state that Brokken wants to tell the whole world her "secret". She wonders if perhaps the world is too busy to be happy, but this does not diminish her joy.

On the night of the Contest, it was performed second following Italy and preceding France.  At the close of voting, it finished in joint last place with Luxembourg with 1 point.

Lyrics

Heel de wereld moet ik m'n geheim vertellen
Omdat ik gelukkig ben
Heel de wereld gaat voor mij nu dubbel tellen
Omdat ik 't geluk nu ken

Maar heeft deze wereld het niet te druk?
Wie heeft er nog tijd voor geluk?
Toch wil ik juichen want
Heel de wereld moet ik m'n geheim vertellen
Omdat ik gelukkig ben

Zal ik via kaarten kennis geven?
Zal ik adverteren in de krant?
Hoe ik het vertel is mij om 't even
Maar het moet door 't land

Maar heeft deze wereld het niet te druk?
Wie heeft er nog tijd voor geluk?
Toch wil ik juichen want
Heel de wereld moet ik m'n geheim vertellen
Omdat ik gelukkig ben[1]

I must tell my secret to the whole world
Because I'm happy
The whole world is now twice as important to me
Because now I know what happiness is

But isn't this world too busy?
Who still has time for happiness?
Yet I want to cheer because
I must tell my secret to the whole world
Because I'm happy

Shall I write cards to let everyone know?
Shall I advertise in the paper?
It doesn't matter for me how I tell it
But it must be known throughout the country

But isn't this world too busy?
Who still has time for happiness?
Yet I want to cheer because
I must tell my secret to the whole world
Because I'm happy

Trivia

References

Videos

Netherlands 1958 Corry Brokken - Heel De Wereld03:35

Netherlands 1958 Corry Brokken - Heel De Wereld

Corry Brokken - Heel De Wereld02:53

Corry Brokken - Heel De Wereld

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