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Voi Voi was Norway's debuting song at the Eurovision Song Contest. It was performed by Nora Brockstedt at the Eurovision Song Contest 1960. Brockstedt performed Norway's second song, Sommer i Palma after her success the first time round.

The song is in the chanson style popular in the early years of the Contest. Brockstedt begins by telling her listeners that she once heard the song of a Sami girl in the north of the country, before repeating the lyrics of the song in question. This song-within-a-song is a love ballad from the girl to her lover, telling him how much she looks forward to spending time with him on Saturday.

The song was performed sixth on the night, following Belgium and preceding Austria. At the close of voting, it had received 11 points, placing 4th.

Lyrics

I en liten dal, langt mot nord
Der hvor solen lyser natten lang
I en liten dal, langt mot nord
Hørte jeg en samepike sang

Sangen var visst kommet med en vind
Sønnenvinden tok den over havet
Piken var så lys og lett i sinn
Og rytme fikk hun visst i vuggegave

I en liten dal, glad som få
Hørte jeg en sang som lød som så:

Voi voi, høyt opp i fjellet
Hører du denne hilsen fra meg?
Voi voi, jeg vil fortelle at jeg venter på deg
Voi voi, tiden står stille
Når jeg venter på kjæresten min
Voi voi, skjebnen vår ville at jeg skulle bli din

Voi voi, om noen dager er det lørdag, du vet
Voi voi, da vil en fager drøm bli virkelighet
Voi, snart vil du komme ned til dalen og kjæresten din
Voi voi, uken er omme, lørdagskvelden blir fin
Lørdagskvelden blir fin

Voi voi, om noen dager er det lørdag, du vet
Voi voi, da vil en fager drøm bli virkelighet
Voi, snart vil du komme ned til dalen og kjæresten din
Voi voi, uken er omme, lørdagskvelden blir fin
Lørdagskvelden blir fin, lørdagskvelden blir fin

Voi voi

In a little valley, far up North
Where the sun shines all night long
In a little valley, way up North
I heard a Sami girl sing
It seems the song arrived on a wind
The wind from the south brought it over the sea
The girl was so fair and light at heart
And rhythm was her gift at the cradle

In a little valley, happy as few others were
I heard a song that went like this:

Voi voi, way up in the mountains, can you hear this greeting from me?
Voi voi, I want to tell you that I’m waiting for you
Voi voi, time is standing still when I’m waiting for my sweetheart
Voi voi, our fate was that I were to be yours

Voi voi, in a few days it will be Saturday you know
Voi voi, then a wonderful dream will become reality
Voi, soon you’ll come down to the valley and your sweetheart
Voi voi, the week is over, Saturday night will be nice
Saturday night will be nice

Voi voi, in a few days it will be Saturday you know
Voi voi, then a beautiful dream will become reality
Voi, soon you’ll come down to the valley and your sweetheart
Voi voi, the week is over, Saturday night will be nice
Saturday night will be nice, Saturday night will be nice

Voi voi

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