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Here Today, Gone Tomorrow was the Irish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1982, performed by the Irish/Welsh family quartet The Duskeys. Performing the song were sisters Sandy Kelly and Barbara Ellis, and their cousins Nina Duskey and Dan Duskey.

The song is an up-tempo number in which both male and female singers castigate their lovers for being unfaithful (in the case of the first verse, the gender is unclear, however it is implied to be female). The lover is told "Baby, love me all of the time/Or I don't really wanna know".

The song was performed seventeenth on the night, following the Netherlands and preceding Germany. At the close of voting, it finished in 11th place with 49 points.

Ireland withdrew for 1983 citing problems at RTE, but returned to the fold in 1984.

Lyrics

ala lalalala… la lalalala…
La lalalala… la lalalala…
La lalalala… la lalalala…

Hey baby, tell me please
How can you come back to me as cool as a breeze?
You can fool some people with your big brown eyes
But I’m the one who knows that you’ve been telling me lies

You tell me that you love me
So then you pack up and off you go

Here today, gone tomorrow
One day love, next day sorrow
First you give, then you borrow
Here today, gone tomorrow

Baby, love me all of the time
Or I don’t really wanna know

Here today, gone tomorrow
One day love, next day sorrow
First you give, then you borrow
Here today, gone tomorrow

Baby, give me all of your love
Or I don’t really wanna know

Lala lalalala… la lalalala…
La lalalala… la lalalala…
La lalalala… la lalalala…

Hey baby, would it be nice
If I paid attention to my friends’ advice?
They’ve been telling me that I should turn you down
‘Cause you’ve another girlfriend on the far side of town

I always hoped when you’d go away
That you would change your rovin’ ways and come back to stay

Here today, gone tomorrow
One day love, next day sorrow
First you give, then you borrow
Here today, gone tomorrow

Baby, love me all of the time
Or I don’t really wanna know

Here today, gone tomorrow
One day love, next day sorrow
First you give, then you borrow
Here today, gone tomorrow

Baby, give me all of your love
Or I don’t really wanna know

Here today, gone tomorrow
One day love, next day sorrow
First you give, then you borrow
Here today, gone tomorrow

Videos

Eurovision Song Contest 1982 preview - Ireland - The Duskeys - 'Here today, gone tomorrow'03:21

Eurovision Song Contest 1982 preview - Ireland - The Duskeys - 'Here today, gone tomorrow'

Eurovision 1982 Ireland - The Duskeys - Here today, gone tomorrow04:38

Eurovision 1982 Ireland - The Duskeys - Here today, gone tomorrow

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