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Straatdeuntje is the third song sent by Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest overall. It was performed at the Eurovision Song Contest 1957 by Bobbejaan Schoepen.

The song was performed first on the night preceding Luxembourg and finished in 8th place out of 10th with 5 points accumulated. It featured a whistling solo, and apparently, Schoepen is rumoured to have not known what the song was, until he arrived in Germany for the contest, therefore he rehearsed his entry only once.

Langs de straten danst er een deuntje
En ik blijf even staan
Waar komt toch dat aardige deuntje
Wel zo ineens vandaan?

Het speelt in de bomen
Dartelt in de wind
Het is niet te tomen
't Wordt al gauw m'n vriend

Langs de straten zweeft er een deuntje
't Is of een zonnestraal
Doordringt met dat aardige deuntje
Tot in het kleinst portaal

Tralalala tralala tralalala...
Tralalala tralala tralalala...

Langs de straten danst er een deuntje
Het klinkt voor groot en klein
Oh, wat kan zo'n eenvoudig deuntje
Al gauw onmisbaar zijn

Het klopt op de ruiten
Vraagt: "Laat mij erin"
Ik kan het zo fluiten
't Stemt me goed gezind

Langs de straten zweeft er een deuntje
Het volgt mij overal
En ik hoop dat dit aardig deuntje
Steeds mijn vriend blijven zal

Tralalala tralala tralalala...
Tralalala lalala tralalala...[1]

Along the streets, a tune is dancing
And for a moment I stand still
Where is that pretty tune
All of a sudden coming from?

It's playing in the trees
Frolicking in the wind
It can't be bridled
It's soon becoming my friend

Along the streets, a tune is floating
It's as if a sunbeam
Is penetrating with that pretty tune
Into the most little portal

Tralalala tralala tralalala...
Tralalala tralala tralalala...

Along the streets, a tune is dancing
It's heard by young and old
Oh, how such a simple tune
Can become indispensable so quickly

It knocks on the windows
Asks: "Let me in"
I can easily whistle it
It makes me good-humoured

Along the streets, a tune is floating
It follows me everywhere
And I hope that this pretty tune
Will always remain my friend

Tralalala tralala tralalala...
Tralalala lalala tralalala...

References

Videos

ESC 1957 01 - Belgium - Bobbejaan Schoepen - Straatdeuntje03:11

ESC 1957 01 - Belgium - Bobbejaan Schoepen - Straatdeuntje

01) BELGIUM "Straatdeuntje" - Bobbejaan Schoepen (Lyrics) Eurovision 1957 HQ02:45

01) BELGIUM "Straatdeuntje" - Bobbejaan Schoepen (Lyrics) Eurovision 1957 HQ

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