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Nur in der Wiener Luft was the Austrian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1962, and was performed by Eleonore Schwarz.

The song was performed in German and was fourth in the running order, but after the voting procedure, it was last place with Nul Points with three other countries else. It was Austria's worst entry for a while.

Lyrics

Nur in der Wiener Luft spürt man den besonderen Duft
Von einer gewissen süßen Walzermelodie
Schaut man zum Fenster 'naus
Klingt es nach Johann Strauß
Und nach dem Zauber seiner Walzerpoesie

Und jedes Wienerkind liebt diesen einen Wind
Sausend und brausend wie ein Kind der Phantasien
Oft kann er zärtlich sein, stürmt oft wie junger Wein
Zauberer von Wien, Walzer aus Wien

Stephansdom, Rathausmann
Sache und Würstelmann
Kennt jedes Kind auf der Welt
Von unseren Backhendln, Schubert und Staatsoper
Hat schon der Opa erzählt

Und dann noch: Grinzing und Burgtheater
Schrammeln und Hauptallee
Sind unsere Spezialität
Aber da fehlt noch was Wichtiges, nämlich das
Was net im Baedeker steht:

Nur in der Wiener Luft liegt so ein besonderer Duft
Singend und klingend bringt er dich zu Phantasien
Oft kann er zärtlich sein, stürmt oft wie junger Wein
Zauberer von Wien, Walzer aus Wien

Und jedes Wienerkind liebt diesen einen Wind
Sausend und brausend wie ein Kind der Phantasien
Oft kann er zärtlich sein, stürmt oft wie junger Wein
Walzer aus Wien, ja[1]

Only in the air of Vienna you smell that special scent
Of a certain sweet waltz melody
When you look out of your window
You hear the sound of Johann Strauss
And the magic of his waltz poetry

And every child of Vienna loves this wind
Rushing and blustering like an imaginative child
Often he can be gentle, often he is stormy like young wine
Magician of Vienna, Waltz of Vienna

St Stephen's Cathedral, the city hall man
Sacher cake and sausage vendor
Are well known by every child in the world
About our grilled chicken, Schubert and the National Opera
Grandfather already told

And also the Grinzing and Burgtheater
Schrammeln and the main avenue
Are our specialities
But one important thing is still missing
You can't read it in the Baedecker

Only in the air of Vienna you smell that special scent
Singing and sounding he brings you to Phantasia.
Often he can be gentle, often he is stormy like young wine
Magician of Vienna, Waltz of Vienna

And every child of Vienna loves this wind
Rushing and blustering like an imaginative child
Often he can be gentle, often he is stormy like young wine
Waltz of Vienna, yes

Notes

  • Rathausmann: gilded figure you can find on top of the city hall
  • Grinzing: district in Vienna
  • Schrammeln: philharmonic orchestra, which plays original Viennese folk music
  • Baedecker: travel book.
  • Johann Strauss (1825–1899) - Austrian composer

References

Videos

Eurovision 1962 - Austria03:15

Eurovision 1962 - Austria

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