|Eurovision Song Contest 1969 entry|
|◄ "À chacun sa chanson" (1968)|
|"Marlène" (1970) ►|
The song is a ballad, in which the singer tells his mother about a "marvellous dream" he had in which he has grown up and gone to war. Over the course of the song, however, he realises that he prefers his younger life - and ultimately has a "bad dream" in which his envisions his mother in her old age. He concludes by singing that he wishes to remain a child. Jean Jacques recorded the song in four languages; French, German (as "Mama"), Spanish ("Mamá") and Italian ("Mamma").
The song was performed fourth on the night, following Spain's Salomé with "Vivo Cantando" and preceding Ireland's Muriel Day with "The Wages of Love". At the close of voting, it had received 11 points, placing 6th in a field of 16.
Sources and external links
- Official Eurovision Song Contest site, history by year, 1969
- Detailed info and lyrics, The Diggiloo Thrush, "Maman, Maman".