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De Selvera's - The stage coach

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De Selvera's - The stage coach
Lyrics: Ferry van Delden / Music: Jos Cleber
(1957)

De Selvera's - De postkoets
Tekst: Ferry van Delden / Muziek: Jos Cleber
(1957)


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Dutch song De Selvera's - De postkoets
with lyrics, music, video and English translation songtext


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It's now some years ago that riding on the stage coach
There was a handsome postman, proud and smart
Cupid, laughing content, saw many many chances
Feeling so pleased 'cause he won many hearts
Mountain high, valley deep, sounded the horn so loud
It was a sign that made us all so glad

Heel veel jaren geleden op de dilligence
Reed trots en fier een knappe postiljon
Amor lachte tevreden om zo'n keur van kansen
En menig hartje dat hij overwon
Ver over berg en dal klonk er het hoorngeschal
Steeds als een blij signaal voor allemaal


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation

All girls glanced at the stage coach and it's handsome postman
Which of those pretty girls would win his heart

Meisjes richtten hun blikken naar de dilligence
Wie van hen won die knappe postiljon


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation

Drawn to a sweet girl, blushing and blond
He dared to ask her to marry him, to wed him
And she did answer clearly and quick
That she did want to share her life with him

'n Lief blozend blondje, dat trok hem aan
Hij dorst het wagen, haar tot zijn vrouw te vragen
Dra gaf haar mondje toen te verstaan
Dat zij met hem door 't leven wilde gaan


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation

Mountain high, valley deep, sounded the call so loud
"Long live the bride and groom" heared everywhere

En over berg en dal hoorde je overal
"Leve", zo klonkt het luid, "brui'gom en bruid"


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation

They were given as present so many red roses
With the best wishes from the villagers
Hand in hand with the woman of his dreams he left there
Drove to the future, to their happiness
Mountain high, valley deep, sounded the horn so loud
It was a sign to feast, to celebrate

En zo vonden zij beiden een schat van rode rozen
Het dorp had het bruidspaar daarmee blij begroet
Met de vrouw aan zijn zijde die hij had gekozen
Reed hij een blijde toekomst tegemoet
En over berg en dal klonk nog het hoorngeschal
Toen als een feestsignaal voor allemaal


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation

Mountain high, valley deep, sounded the horn so loud
It was a sign to feast, to celebrate

En over berg en dal klonk nog het hoorngeschal
Toen als een feestsignaal voor allemaal



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De Selvera's (1954-1965) was a Dutch duo of two singing sisters, Mieke and Selma Jansen. Mieke's earlier stage name had been 'Vera' and a combination of the names Selma and Vera became 'Selvera's'.

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The song De postkoets (1957) was their biggest hit, but they had also success with for example: 'Two fawn-coloured eyes' ('Twee reebruine ogen', 1956) and 'Well little deer' ('Zeg kleine ree', 1959).

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