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Oui, oui, oui, oui was the French entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 1959 in Cannes performed by Jean Philippe.

The song deals with Philippe suggesting to a lover that the two of them will sail the world in his "pretty threemaster [boat]". He lists the various exotic locations they will see and generally seems enthusiastic about the idea.

At the final, it was performed first preceding Denmark and at the close of voting, it placed third out of 11 entries with 15 points.

Lyrics

Oui, oui, oui, oui, oui, oui, oui
Nous ferons le tour du monde
Avec mon trois mâts joli
Oui, oui, oui, oui, oui, oui

Nous n’aurons plus pour amis
Que la brise vagabonde
Et le soleil de midi
Oui, oui, oui, oui, oui, oui

Va, mon bateau, va
Danse ton mât, claque ta voile
Va, mon bateau, va
Pour elle et moi, vogue là-bas

Oui, oui, oui, oui, oui, oui, oui
Choisis la plus belle escale
Et je t’offre un paradis
Oui, oui, oui, oui, oui, oui

Veux-tu le ciel de Capri
Ou les palais de Bengale
Ou le soleil d’Hawaii?
Oui, oui, oui, oui, oui, oui

Va, mon bateau, va
Danse ton mât, claque ta voile
Va, mon bateau, va
Pour elle et moi, oui, mais voilà

Mon bateau est tout petit
Il dort dans une bouteille
Et moi, je rêve avec lui
Oui, oui, oui, oui, oui, oui

Quand vient la nuit, nous partons
Découvrir mille merveilles
Dont je ne sais pas le nom
Non, non, non, non, non, non

Va, mon bateau, va
Danse ton mât, berce mon rêve
Va, mon bateau, va
Pour elle et moi, vogue là-bas

Un jour mon trois mâts joli
M’emportera loin d’ici
Dans un merveilleux pays
Oui, oui, oui, oui, oui, oui

Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes
We’ll go round the world
With my pretty three-master
Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes

We will only have as friends
The wandering breeze
And the midday sun
Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes

Go, my ship, go
Let your mast dance, let your sail flap
Go, my ship, go
For her and me, drift over there

Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes
Choose the most beautiful port of call
And I offer you a paradise
Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes

Do you want the sky of Capri
Or the palaces of Bengal
Or the sun of Hawaii?
Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes

Go, my ship, go
Let your mast dance, let your sail flap
Go, my ship, go
For her and me, yes, but look at that

My ship is very small
It sleeps in a bottle
And I dream as well
Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes

When the night comes, we leave
To discover thousand wonders
Of which I don’t know the name
No, no, no, no, no, no

Go, my ship, go
Let your mast dance, let your sail flap
Go, my ship, go
For her and me, drift over there

Someday my pretty three-master
Will take me far from here
In a wonderful land
Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes


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