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Su canción was the Spanish entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 1979 in Jerusalem performed by Betty Missiego. The live performance featured four children who joined her on stage singing "la la la's" and at the end unfurling banners saying "Thank you" in English, French, Spanish and Hebrew.

It was performed last on the night following Austria. At the close of voting, it finished in second place with 116 points - and it was their own jury that caused their defeat. Had they not given their 10 points to Israel (who ended up winning), Spain would have won by 1 point.

Lyrics

Paseando sola en mi ciudad
Yo sentí que un canto me llegaba
Me acerqué y pude contemplar
A unos niños que cantaban

Uno fue y me dijo: "¡Eh mayor!"
"¿No quieres incluir tu voz cansada?"
"Ya verás que fácil es cantar"
"Si tienes bien alegre el corazón"

Si todo el mundo quisiera una canción
Que hable de paz, que hable de amor
Sería sencillo podernos reunir
Para vivir con ilusión

Quiero que sienta conmigo esta canción
Que deje atrás su malhumor
Para que salga en la vida a sonreír
Y a disfrutar su condición

Cante en su casa a solas mi canción
Comprenderá que no hay dolor
Cuando se tiene la dicha de vivir
Y un corazón que compartir

Cierre los ojos conmigo y diga adios
A esta canción que me enseñó
Vivir el hoy, no del ayer
Una canción que es de los dos
Es su canción

(Lala lalala lalala...)
Lalalala... lalalala...
(Lalalala la lalala lalala...)
Lalalala... lalalala...

Lalalala la lalala lalala...
Lalalala lalalala...
Lalalala la lalala lalala...
Lalalala lalalala...

Lalalala la...

Walking alone in my town
I felt that a song was coming to me
I approached and I could see
Some children singing

One came and told me: "Hey, old woman!"
"Don't you want to include your weary voice?"
"You'll see how easy it is to sing"
"If your heart is very happy"

If everybody wanted a song
That speaks of peace, that speaks of love
It would be easy to get us together
To live with an illusion

I want you to feel this song with me
To leave behind your bad mood
So you can step into life with a smile
And enjoy your condition

Sing my song at home alone
You'll understand that there's no pain
When you have the joy of living
And a heart to share

Close your eyes with me and say goodbye
To that song which taught me
To live today, not yesterday
A song which is of us both
Is your song

(Lala lalala lalala...)
Lalalala... lalalala...
(Lalalala la lalala lalala...)
Lalalala... lalalala...

Lalalala la lalala lalala...
Lalalala lalalala...
Lalalala la lalala lalala...
Lalalala lalalala...

Lalalala la...

Trivia

  • Su Canción is the Eurovision record-holding song with the most "La's" in the lyrics - a total of 152. Surprisingly beating the 1968 winner, La, La, La, which had 126 (34 in its chorus alone)

Videos

Eurovision 1979 Preview - Spain - Betty Missiego - Su Canción - -STEREO-03:05

Eurovision 1979 Preview - Spain - Betty Missiego - Su Canción - -STEREO-

Eurovision 1979 Spain - Betty Missiego - Su canción04:40

Eurovision 1979 Spain - Betty Missiego - Su canción

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