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Beg, Steal or Borrow

For the 2010 song, see Beg, Steal or Borrow (Ray LaMontagne song).
United Kingdom "Beg, Steal or Borrow"
Cover of vinyl single
Eurovision Song Contest 1972 entry
Country United Kingdom
Artist(s) Lyn Paul
Peter Doyle
Paul Layton
Marty Kristian
Eve Graham
As The New Seekers
Language English
Composer(s) Tony Cole
Steve Wolfe
Graeme Hall
Lyricist(s) Steve Wolfe
Graeme Hall
Tony Cole
Conductor David Mackay
Finals performance
Final result 2nd
Final points 114
Appearance chronology
◄ "Jack in the Box" (1971)   
"Power to All Our Friends" (1973) ►

"Beg, Steal or Borrow" was the British entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1972, performed in English by The New Seekers.

The song was composed and written by Tony Cole, Steve Wolfe and Graeme Hall. On the night of the contest, the song was directed by David Mackay.

The theme is a love song to a former lover. The two lovers should be together and one of them will "beg, steal or borrow" in order to "bring" the other love.

At the Contest, it was performed fifth on the night, following Spain's Jaime Morey with "Amanece" and preceding Norway's Grethe Kausland and Benny Borg with "Småting". At the close of voting, it had received 114 points, placing 2nd in a field of 18.

The following year the British entry at the 1973 Contest was "Power to All Our Friends" by Cliff Richard.

Sources and external links

Note: This article was based in information in Diggilloo Thrush: from Diggiloo Thrush retrieved on May 25, 2009

  • Lyrics and another information about this song.
Preceded by
Jack in the Box
United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
Power to All Our Friends

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