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Ramses Shaffy - Sammy
Lyrics and music: Ramses Shaffy
(1966)

Ramses Shaffy - Sammy
Tekst en muziek: Ramses Shaffy
(1966)


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Dutch song Ramses Shaffy - Sammy
with lyrics, music, video and English translation songtext


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Sammy, don't walk so bent over
Do you think that they don't like you
Why do you walk so bend over, Sammy
Your eyes, Sammy, scared fleeing away
High Sammy, look up high, Sammy
There you'll see the bright blue sky

Sammy, loop niet zo gebogen
Denk je dat ze je niet mogen
Waarom loop je zo gebogen, Sammy
Met je ogen, Sammy, op de vlucht
Hoog Sammy, kijk omhoog, Sammy
Want daar is de blauwe lucht


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Sammy, don't be shy and timid
Walking so shy through this rainfall
Why shy wandering around here, Sammy
Through the alleys, Sammy, of the town
High Sammy, look up high, Sammy
And you will get nicely wet

Sammy, loop niet zo verlegen
Zo verlegen door de regen
Waarom loop je zo verlegen, Sammy
Door de stegen, Sammy, van de stad
Hoog Sammy, kijk omhoog, Sammy
Want dan word je lekker nat


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Sammy, crooked back, crooked back Sammy
Hi Sammy, clueless, clueless Sammy
He won't look around
Always is alone
And thinks the world is very mean

Sammy, kromme, kromme Sammy
Dag Sammy, domme, domme Sammy
Kijkt niet om zich heen
Doet alles alleen
En vindt de wereld heel gemeen


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Sammy is not close to someone
And he doesn't like disturbance
Nonetheless he feels lost sometimes, Sammy
A high tower, Sammy cannot cope
High Sammy, look up high, Sammy
There you'll see the smiling moon

Sammy wil bij niemand horen
Zich door niets laten verstoren
Toch voelt hij zich soms verloren, Sammy
Hoge toren, Sammy kan 't niet aan
Hoog Sammy, kijk omhoog, Sammy
Want daar boven lacht de maan


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Sammy doesn't feel like talking
Nonetheless he feels abandoned
But why do you feel abandoned, Sammy
In the alleys, Sammy, of the town
High Sammy, look up high, Sammy
And you will get nicely wet

Sammy wil met niemand praten
Maar toch voelt hij zich verlaten
Waarom voel je je verlaten, Sammy
Op de straten, Sammy, van de stad
Hoog Sammy, kijk omhoog, Sammy
Want dan word je lekker nat


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch songs translated English translation

Sammy, crooked back, crooked back Sammy
Hi Sammy, clueless, clueless Sammy
He won't look around
Always is alone
And thinks the world is very mean

Sammy, kromme, kromme Sammy
Dag Sammy, domme, domme Sammy
Kijkt niet om zich heen
Doet alles alleen
En vindt de wereld heel gemeen


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Sammy does want to make changes
But he is afraid for others
Why not change your way of living, Sammy
'Cause the others, Sammy, are not bad
High Sammy, look up high, Sammy
Or it's certainly too late

Sammy wil heus wel verand'ren
Maar is zo bang voor de and'ren
Waarom zou je niet verand'ren, Sammy
Want de and'ren, Sammy, zijn niet kwaad
Hoog Sammy, kijk omhoog, Sammy
Anders is het vast te laat


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Sammy's waiting in the night-time
For a miracle to happen
Who can bring relieve or soothing, Sammy
'Cause your long nights, Sammy, are so cold
High Sammy, look up high, Sammy
There is one who's loving you

Sammy loopt maar door de nachten
Op een wondertje te wachten
Wie zal dit voor jou verzachten, Sammy
Want jouw nachten, Sammy, zijn zo koud
Hoog Sammy, kijk omhoog, Sammy
Er is één die van je houdt



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picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch songs translated English translation



Ramses Shaffy (1933-2009) was a Dutch actor, singer and songwriter. He was the son of an Egyptian consul and a Polish countess, but due to his parent's divorce and illness of his mother, he grew up with a foster family in Leiden.

In 1964 he formed the theatre group Shaffy Chantant. One of the members was singer Liesbeth List, with whom he made theatrical tours for over ten years. Big hits (beside above song) were his/their songs 'Pastoral song'/'Pastorale' (1969); 'Sing, fight, cry, pray'/'Zing, vecht, huil, bid' (1971); 'We will go one'/'We zullen doorgaan' (1975); and 'Let me'/'Laat me' (1978, translation).

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As an actor he played in movies like William of Orange/Willem van Oranje, as earl of Egmont (1984) and In trust to one's luck/Op hoop van zegen, as ship-builders help Simon (1986).

In 2006 a cd-box with eight cd's was released with all his songs. During that event, he received an Edison Music Award for his complete oeuvre. The last ten years of his life he suffered from Korsakoff's syndrome, due to excessive alcohol use. Nevertheless he still performed his songs on stage until november 2009, just days before his death.

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