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"Un banc, un arbre, une rue" ("A bench, a tree, a street") was the winning song of the Eurovision Song Contest 1971 performed in French by Séverine representing Monacomarker.

The song is something of a ballad, with the lyrics focusing on the loss of childhood innocence, and people following their dreams. Four teenage male backup singers provided accompaniment. During Preview Week, Séverine sang the song in an empty city square, first walking to a bench, then sitting down while performing the middle verses, and then ending the song by walking away out of camera focus.

It was performed third on the night, following Maltamarker's Joe Grech with "Marija l-Maltija" and preceding Switzerlandmarker's Peter, Sue & Marc with "Les illusions de nos vingt ans". By the close of voting, it had received 128 points, placing it first in a field of 18.

The song was succeeded as contest winner in 1972 by Vicky Leandros singing "Après toi" for Luxembourgmarker.

It was succeeded as the Monegasque representative at the 1972 Contest by Peter McLane and Anne-Marie Godart with "Comme on s'aime".

The melody was adapted and arranged in 1973 by Paul Mauriat as the theme tune for the Miss Hong Kong Pageant, hosted by Television Broadcasts Limited. In the same year, Finnish singer Carola recorded her version in Finnish, "Penkki, puu ja puistotie".


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