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Willy Derby - Two lovely blue eyes
Lyrics: Herre de Vos / Music: Italian song 'Vieni sul mar'
(1935)

Willy Derby - Twee ogen zo blauw
Tekst: Herre de Vos / Muziek: Italiaanse lied 'Vieni sul mar'
(1935)


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Dutch song Willy Derby - Twee ogen zo blauw
with lyrics, music, video and English translation songtext


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation

When the spring sprinkles fragrance and colours
Once again on the trees and the shrubs
Then the heart also will start to open
Because love never changes at all
Every boy will be choosing a sweetheart
And he whispers so soft in her ear
That beloved tune, unchanged over eras
And it gives a response in her heart

Als de lente de bomen en struiken
Weer met geuren en kleuren bestrooit
Dan begint ook het hart te ontluiken
Want de liefde verandert toch nooit
Elke jongen kiest zich dan een meisje
En hij fluistert haar zachtjes in het oor
Het sinds eeuwen geliefkoosde wijsje
En dat vindt in haar hartje gehoor


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation

Two lovely blue eyes
So faithful and deep
Your eyes are all happiness that I have
Two lovely blue eyes

Twee ogen zo blauw
Zo innig en trouw
Al mijn geluk zijn die kijkers van jou
Twee ogen zo blauw


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation

When he chooses her and they get married
And they look to the future with joy
Life is not just a path along roses
But their struggle for life is less hard
'Cause besides their share of joy and trouble
Very soon something new binds them tight
Their first born sees the light, makes them parents
Mother sings to her child in the crib

Heeft hij haar tot zijn vrouwtje gekozen
Blij het oog op de toekomst gericht
Gaat hun pad ook niet altijd op rozen
Deez' tocht maakt dan hun levensstrijd licht
Want bij vreugde en leed hen beschoren
Verschijnt dra wat voor immer hen bindt
Als de eersteling hen wordt geboren
Moeder zingt bij de wieg van haar kind


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation

Two lovely blue eyes
So faithful and deep
Your eyes are all happiness that I have
Two lovely blue eyes

Twee ogen zo blauw
Zo innig en trouw
Al mijn geluk zijn die kijkers van jou
Twee ogen zo blauw


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation

As old greybeard, worn out now and tired
He no longer holds value in life
He's completely abandoned, forgotten
And he's yet waiting just for the end
But one memory still remains with him
Cherishing him when he feels alone
It is his last spark of warmth in his lifetime
And he hums, with the bright, crackling fire

Als de grijsaard, vermoeid en versleten
Niets in 't leven van waarde meer acht
Als door allen verlaten, vergeten
Hij alleen op het einde maar wacht
Is hem toch de herinnering gebleven
Die hem koestert in 't eenzaamste uur
Het is zijn laatste sprank warmte in het leven
En hij neuriet, bij het knappende vuur


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation

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picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation

Two lovely blue eyes
So faithful and deep
Your eyes are all happiness that I have
Two lovely blue eyes

Twee ogen zo blauw
Zo innig en trouw
Al mijn geluk zijn die kijkers van jou
Twee ogen zo blauw



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picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation



Willy Derby (1886-1944), stage name of Willem Dieben, was probably the most beloved and successful Dutch singer in the years between the two World Wars (the 'interbellum' in the 1920's and 1930's). He sold roughly ten million records. He started his career as singing bar waiter in Antwerp and New York and on the ferryboat from Holland to Harwich, England.

His wife Adelaïde encouraged him to find work in the theatres. First he sang with his brother Lou Bandy (as The Bandy Brothers), but their personalities clashed too much. From 1915 onward he had his own singing career and owned several record shops in The Hague. The financial success was very convenient, because he not only had his wife, but also provided for his mistress, Teddy.

Early in the 1930's Willy Derby lost all his money, because of the economic crisis. Although he had had a heart attack in 1933, he kept working fanaticly. Every year he released several albums. He had to record them in a studio in Berlin, Germany.

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Some of his most well-known songs are: 'The proud beggar's heart'/'Het fiere schooiershart' (1919); 'Hello Bandung'/'Hallo Bandoeng' (1926); 'Peanut peanut tasty tasty'/'Pinda pinda lekka lekka' (1933); 'Dreamland'/'Droomland' (1934); 'White roses'/'Witte rozen' (1935); and 'Next to that windmill'/'Daar bij die molen' (1936). Most of his songs were written by songwriters Ferry van Delden and Jacques van Tol.

In World War II Willy Derby sang veiled critical songs about the Nazi-occupation, for example 'On the Grebbeberg'/'Op de Grebbeberg' (1940) by Jacques van Tol. Two times he was put in prison. Several times his mistress smuggled his heart medications into prison (saving his life and risking her own), but unfortunately his health worsened nevertheless. A few weeks after Teddy ended their relationship in 1944, Derby died from a heart attack, only 58 years old.

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