Friday’s Quote – Yugoslavia 1961!

Our quote today is from the Yugoslav entry of 1961. The selected entry was “Neke davne zvezde” by Ljiljana Petrović.

Ljiljana Petrović was born in 1939, in Brod, Bosnia & Herzegovina. She grew up in Novi Sad, Serbia. In 1961 she represented Yugoslavia in its first Eurovision participation. She retired from the music industry in the late ’70s. After that she started composing haiku poems and in 1991 she released a book. On February 4, 2020 she died in Novi Sad.

Her song was “Neke davne zvezde” and it was composed by Jože Privšek. The lyrics were written by Miroslav Antić and the conductor of the live performance was Jože Privšek. She placed 8th with 9 points.

Tvoj osmeh još slutim
I tvoj topli dlan
Dok čekam, ćutim
I tonem u san

The quote is in Serbo-Croatia as it is the rest of the song and it means “I’m still expecting your smile and your hand, while I’m waiting, I’m quiet and going to sleep”.

What do you think about the song? Do you like the quote? Let us know in the comment box below.

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