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Sing Me a Song was the Dutch entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1983 in Munich performed by Bernadette.

The song is a plea for global unity. Bernadette asks her listeners to "sing me a song" - of any type - in the hope that the entire world will be able to join in. Importantly, however, she also asks her listeners to sing a song "About your country/How it is there and what do you do over there?", suggesting that unity can be achieved just as well through an understanding of other countries as it can by adopting a larger culture. Bernadette also recorded an English-language version of the song, with the same title; "Sing Me a Song".

The song was performed eleventh on the night, following Greece and preceding Yugoslavia. At the close of voting, it finished in seventh place.

Lyrics

Sing me a song
Zo’n klein chanson
Blues, ballad of folk
Kinderliedjes mag ook
En laten dan mensen zingen uit alle landen

Sing me a song
Sing me a song
Waar de wereld om draait is muziek
En muziek doet verstaan

Sing me a song (Sing, sing, sing me a song, song)
(Zing een chanson-son)
Zing een chanson (Sing me a song, song, zing het dan)
Over je land (Over landen)
Hoe het daar is en wat doe je dan zo aldaar?

(Sing me a song) Sing, sing, sing me a song, song
Zing een chanson-son (Zing een chanson)
Sing me a song, song, zing het dan
En laat me even weten
Kan ik je soms ook helpen?

Sing me a song
Zo’n klein chanson
Bruin, blank of zwart
‘t Komt uit hetzelfde hart

Sing me a song
Sing me a song
Waar de wereld om draait is muziek
En muziek doet verstaan

Ho ho, come on

Sing me a song (Sing, sing, sing me a song, song)
(Zing een chanson-son)
Zing een chanson (Sing me a song, song, zing het dan)
Over je land (Over landen)
Hoe het daar is en wat doe je dan zo aldaar?

Sing me a song
Zing een chanson
Hoe je leeft (Hoe je leeft daar)
Laat het me weten, dus sing me a song

Sing me a song
Such a little chanson
Blues, ballad or folk
Children’s songs are allowed too
And then let the people of all countries sing

Sing me a song
Sing me a song
What the world is all about is music
And music makes understanding

Sing me a song (Sing, sing, sing me a song, song)
(Sing a chanson-son)
Sing a chanson (Sing me a song, song, come on and sing it)
About your country (About countries)
How it is there and what do you do over there?

(Sing me a song) Sing, sing, sing me a song, song
Sing a chanson-son (Sing a chanson)
Sing me a song, song, come on sing it
And let me know
Can I maybe help you too?

Sing me a song
Such a little chanson
Brown, white or black
It comes from the same heart

Sing me a song
Sing me a song
What the world is all about is music
And music makes understanding

Ho ho, come on

Sing me a song (Sing, sing, sing me a song, song)
(Sing a chanson-son)
Sing a chanson (Sing me a song, song, come on and sing it)
About your country (About countries)
How it is there and what do you do over there?

Sing me a song
Sing a chanson
How you live (How you live there)
Let me know it, so sing me a song

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