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Boudewijn de Groot - Prikkebeen
Lyrics: Lennaert Nijgh / Music: Boudewijn de Groot
(1968)

Boudewijn de Groot - Prikkebeen
Tekst: Lennaert Nijgh / Muziek: Boudewijn de Groot
(1968)


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Dutch song Boudewijn de Groot - Prikkebeen
with lyrics, music, video and English translation songtext


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch songs translated English translation

He waits in the snow near the gates of the town
And stings the last days of December on his hat
He whistles for his patchwork cat
Because his worries are just like mice
They nestles them deep in his beard
His velvet cat ignores his whistles
It gives a sermon for the fishes
Just fallen from a herring cart

Hij staat in de sneeuw aan de poort van de stad
En prikt de dagen van december op zijn hoed
Hij fluit zijn pluchen lapjeskat
Want hij heeft last van muizenissen
Die nesten maken in zijn baard
Maar die laat hem altijd mooi fluiten
Het dier preekt ernstig voor de vissen
Gevallen van een haringkar


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch songs translated English translation

He lures the last days with his lyre
The days are flying, he stands still
Where do lie his roots
He cherishes all the red cellophane days
With sparkles and cotton and paper with stars
No one knows his name

Hij lokt de dagen met zijn lier
De dagen vliegen, hij blijft staan
Waar komt hij vandaan
Hij koestert de dagen van rood cellofaan
Van glitter en watten en sterrenpapier
Geen mens kent zijn naam


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch songs translated English translation

Master Prikkebeen [Prick-sting-leg]
Master Prikkebeen
The people they all pass him by
He just remains
Master Prikkebeen

Meester Prikkebeen
Meester Prikkebeen
De mensen lopen langs hem heen
Hij blijft alleen
Meester Prikkebeen


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch songs translated English translation

The lighters of street lamps go quiet through the night
He plays his hurdy-gurdy for their hairy face
Now sleep well, have sweet dreams
A paladin, his guard of soldiers
They listen to him for a while
His cup stays empty still, they're laughing
And just a girl stops for some talking
A skinny girl with pleasure means

Lantaarnopstekers gaan stil door de nacht
Hij speelt zijn draailier voor hun harige gezicht
Slaap gerust, sluimer zacht
Een paladijn met zijn soldaten
Blijft even luisteren naar hem
Toch blijft zijn schotel leeg, ze lachen
Alleen een meisje blijft staan praten
Een mager meisje van plezier


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch songs translated English translation

Why won't you play another song
Your eyes, your cheeks, your mouth are cold
I know no refrain
I wear on my breasts a small key made of gold
The light in my eye is a pale fading star
I can't be like that

Waarom speel jij geen ander lied
Je ogen en je mond zijn koud
Ik weet geen refrein
Ik draag op mijn borsten een sleutel van goud
Het licht in mijn oog is een ster die verschiet
Zo kan ik niet zijn


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch songs translated English translation

Master Prikkebeen
Master Prikkebeen
The people they all pass him by
He just remains
Master Prikkebeen

Meester Prikkebeen
Meester Prikkebeen
De mensen lopen langs hem heen
Hij blijft alleen
Meester Prikkebeen


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch songs translated English translation

She plays tambourine while she's dancing in snow
The patchwork cat is preaching 'bout the passion still
The smell of bread and mulled wine
And near the city walls the night falls
They're waiting all for the new year
The last day flies away with snowfall
The last strikes of the clock are over
And firework bursts out in the sky

Ze danst in de sneeuw en ze speelt tamboerijn
Terwijl de lapjeskat heel stil de passie preekt
Het geurt naar brood en warme wijn
En in de sneeuwnacht bij de wallen
Verwachten ze het nieuwe jaar
De laatste dag komt aangevlogen
De laatste slagen zijn gevallen
Een vuurpijl spuit de hemel in


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch songs translated English translation

Tomorrow they disappear over the land
Yes, they will disappear over the land
The new year's day is wide and green
The flower field is wide and green
They'll see him no more
Who knows what the days of this year will achieve
She plays with the cat and he waves with his hand
Farewell and maybe
Farewell and maybe
We'll meet again
We'll meet again

En morgen verdwijnen ze over het land
Morgen verdwijnen ze over het land
Het nieuwe jaar is wijd en groen
De bloemenwei is leeg en groen
Nooit zien ze hem weer
Wie weet wat de dagen dit jaar zullen doen
Zij speelt met de kat en hij zwaait met zijn hand
Vaarwel en tot ziens
Vaarwel en tot ziens
Misschien tot ziens
Misschien tot ziens


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch songs translated English translation

Master Prikkebeen
Master Prikkebeen
The people they all pass him by
He just remains
Master Prikkebeen

Meester Prikkebeen
Meester Prikkebeen
De mensen lopen langs hem heen
Hij blijft alleen
Meester Prikkebeen



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picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch songs translated English translation



Boudewijn de Groot (1944) is one of Netherlands most famous singers, songwriters and composers. De Groot met lyrics writer Lennaert Nijgh (1945-2002) during high school and in 1964 he recorded some of their songs, but success stayed out. Also an album with covers and own songs (1965) didn't do much.

In 1966 they released the album For the survivors/Voor de overlevenden, with songs Lennaert Nijgh wrote about his childhood and early loves (with songs like 'Testament', 'Drowned butterfly'/'Verdronken vlinder', and 'Without friends I cannot live'/ 'Zonder vrienden kan ik niet'). It was an immense success, they won a Platinum Record and an Edison Music Award. The next year they achieved a number one position with the single 'The countryside of Maas and Waal'/'Het land van Maas en Waal'.

In 1968 they released the hippie-album Picknick, with psychedelic lyrics and music (inspired by the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's) with songs like 'Eva' and 'Prikkebeen'. After some years writing for other artists and little contact, De Groot and Nijgh had again success together with the L.P. How strong is the lonely biker/Hoe sterk is de eenzame fietser (1973). (Again: Platinum Record and Edison Music Award).

boudewijn de groot meester prikkebeen         boudewijn de groot meester prikkebeen         boudewijn de groot meester prikkebeen

In the following decades, De Groot produced many records and wrote songs for other artists (like Rob de Nijs, Hans de Booij and Henny Vrienten), besides own singles and records, and he played the leading role in the musical Tsjechov (1991-1993).

In 1996 he worked again with Lennaert Nijgh, leading to the album A new autumn/Een nieuwe herfst. One of Boudewijn de Groot's greatest hits was 'Evening'/'Avond' (1997), which was written by Lennaert Nijgh in 1973.

The linked songs are also translated and included on this website.

herrn steckelbein meester prikkebeen         herrn steckelbein meester prikkebeen

The song 'Prikkebeen' (1968) is inspired by the first Dutch comic book, The voyages and adventures of Mister Prikkebeen (1858). It was a translation by J. Goeverneur of the Swiss comic book Fahrten und Abenteuer des Herrn Steckelbein (1845, by Julius Kell and Rodolphe Töpffer). The main character stung the butterflies he catched on his hat. The name Steckelbein or Prikkebeen both mean something like: prick-leg or sting-leg.

The female part of the duet is sung by Elly Nieman (1946). She sings in the duo Elly en Rikkert (since 1968). They released over 50 records, mostly with religious songs or with songs for children.

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