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Où sont-elles passées was the Monegasque entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1964 in Copenhagen, performed by Romuald.

The song is in the chanson style popular in the early years of the Contest. Romuald laments the departure of the girls of his youth, explaining that as he grows older he loses the enjoyment and mystery of his early romances.

It was performed tenth on the night, following Germany and preceding Portugal. At the close of voting, it had received 15 points, placing 3rd.

Lyrics

Où sont-elles passées, celles qui m’ont fait croire
À la belle histoire du fruit défendu?
Que de temps passé dans l’attente vaine
D’étreintes incertaines, que de temps perdu

Le cœur, débordant de tant de tendresse
Par mes maladresses gardait son tourment

Dans la rue, tendrement, elles prenaient ma main
Seul à seul, gravement, elles disaient demain
Quand j’y pense aujourd’hui, pourtant moi, je souris du temps
Du temps passé, à croire à cette histoire

Où sont-elles passées, celles qui m’ont fait croire
À la belle histoire du fruit défendu?
Mais ce temps passé qui semblait folie
Que de nostalgie il m’aura valu

Car les filles alors avaient le mystère
Des amours premières à jamais perdues

Où sont-elles passées, celles qui m’ont fait croire
À la belle histoire du fruit défendu?

Where have they gone, those who made me believe
The lovely story of the forbidden fruit?
So much time is spent in the vain expectation
Of unsteady embraces, so much time is lost

The heart, overflowing with so much tenderness
By my awkwardnesses kept its torment

On the street, tenderly, they took my hand
A private conversation, seriously, they said tomorrow
When I think of it today, however I smile of the time
Of the past time, to believe in this story

Where have they gone, those who made me believe
The lovely story of the forbidden fruit?
But that past time which seemed mad
So much nostalgia it will be worth to me

Because the girls then had the mystery
Of the first loves which are lost forever

Where have they gone, those who made me believe
The lovely story of the forbidden fruit?

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