Sunday, 21 April 2019

Sag ihr, ich lass sie grüssen - Udo Jürgens

After competing in the Euovision Song Contest 1964 with Warum nur, warum, Udo Jürgens represented his country Austria again the next year. The song 'Sag ihr, ich lass sie grüssen' has a strong melody and a rather sad message. Jürgens is telling a friend what to tell a former lover. He explains that the lover must be told that he sends his regards and that he is doing fine, but that his hope that she might come back to him must not be mentioned. He ends, however, with the instruction that 'in spite of that, tell her I love her'.

The song was slightly more successful in the Eurovision jury system: while 'Warum nur, warum' made it to sixth place, this 1965 entry made it to fourth place. It may have contributed to sending Jürgens to the Eurovision stage again in 1966 with 'Merci Cherie', with which he finally won the contest. This French EP features the Eurovision song along with three more German language songs.

My collection: 7" single no. 6042
Found: Record fair, Utrecht, April 13, 2019
Cost: 5 euro
Tracks: 'Sag ihr, ich lass sie grüssen', 'Du darfst nicht geh'n' / 'Frag' nie', 'Ich traum' noch von Jenny'

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