Un grand amour was the Luxembourgish entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 1958 and was performed by Solange Berry.

The song is in the chanson style, and is about Solange Berry singing about the unexpectedness of a great love. </span>

It was performed fourth on the night following France and preceding Sweden.  At the close of voting, it finished joint last with Corry Brokken.


Un grand amour, cela commence
Sans qu’on y pense le plus souvent
Et l’on écoute une romance
Née d’un silence bien émouvant
Car vous savez lorsque l’on s’aime
Les mots eux-mêmes sont de trop
À quoi bon rêver d’un poème?
L’instant suprême est bien plus beau

Des yeux qui se détournent vite
Et puis hésitent à revenir
Vers les yeux qui les sollicitent
Et les invitent à leur sourire

Voilà comment l’amour s’impose
Et vous propose une folie
On ne vit plus l’amour en prose
On la transpose en poésie

Un grand amour, hélas, s’achève
Comme un beau rêve dans un soupir
De nouveau l’ennui vous assiège
La douce trêve vient de finir

Qu’importe que la vie soit brève
Et que sa sève s’épuise un jour
Si l’amitié prend la relève
Lorsque s’achève un grand amour

Si l’amitié prend la relève
Lorsque s’achève un grand amour

A great love, that begins
Without thinking about it most of the time
And we listen to a romance
Born from a stirring silence
Because you know when we love each other
Even words are too much
What’s the use of dreaming of a poem?
The supreme moment is much nicer

Eyes which are turning away quickly
And then hesitate to come back
To the eyes that tempt
And invite them to smile

That is how love imposes itself
And suggests something crazy to you
We don’t live love in prose
We transpose it in poetry

A great love, alas, is ending
Like a nice dream in a sigh
Again worries trouble you
The sweet rest comes to an end

What does it matter that life is short
And that its vigour runs out one day
If friendship takes over
When a great love ends

If friendship takes over
When a great love ends

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