DER COMPUTER NR. 3 by FRANCE GALL

GERMAN POP LYRICS: The 1960s – Part 4

Plenty of non-native female singers had a go at singing in German in a bid to break into the lucrative market there. One of the most successful was the queen of ye-ye France Gall. When her star in her native France was on the wane, she started to concentrate more time on the German market. This track is one the most memorable of these releases, and it finished (perhaps inevitably) in 3rd place in the German Schlager Festival of 1968 (a kind of homegrown Eurovision).

The contest was won by Siw Malmkvist, despite her hideous outfit (check out the video below). I think most sane people will agree that Gall looked and sounded much better. Moreover her futuristic lyrics talked about computers and AI assisted dating long before Kraftwerk had even released a record!

DER COMPUTER NR. 3

REFRAIN:
Der Computer Nummer drei
Sucht für mich den richtigen Boy
Und die Liebe ist garantiert
Für beide dabei

Der Computer weiß genau
Für jeden Mann die richtige Frau
Und das Glück fällt im Augenblick
Aus seiner Kartei

Denn einer von vielen Millionen
Der wartet auf mich irgendwo

Gross: einszwoundachtzig
Kragen: neununddreißig
Schuhgröße: sechsundvierzig, stop!

REFRAIN

Lange war ich einsam
Heute bin ich verliebt
Und nur darum ist das so
Weil es die Technik
Und die Wissenschaft
Und Elektronengehirne gibt

REFRAIN

Der Computer weiß genau
Für jeden Mann die richtige Frau
Und das Glück fällt im Augenblick
Aus seiner Kartei

Denn einer von vielen Millionen
Der wartet auf mich irgendwo

Alt: zweiundzwanzig Jahre
Schwarze Haare
Von Beruf Vertreter
Kennzeichen: Geld wie Heu

REFRAIN
COMPUTER NO. 3

CHORUS:
Computer number three
Searches for the right boy for me
And love is guaranteed
For both of us
 
The computer knows exactly
The perfect woman for every man
And happiness pops out instantly
From its card index
 
Because one out of many millions
Is waiting for me somewhere
 
Height: one (metre) eighty-two
Collar: thirty-nine
Shoe size: forty-six, stop!
 
CHORUS
 
I was lonely for a long time
Now I'm in love
And that's only
Because there is technology
And science
And electronic brains
 
CHORUS
 
The computer knows exactly
The perfect woman for every man
And happiness is drawn instantly
From its cards
 
Because one out of many millions
Is waiting for me somewhere
 
Age: twenty-two years old 
Black hair
Job: sales rep
Distinguishing feature: loads of money
 
CHORUS

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