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Jan Boezeroen - Vondel was good
Lyrics and music: Coben and Grean / Dutch translation: Johnny Goverde
(1979)

Jan Boezeroen - Vondel was goed
Tekst en muziek: Coben en Grean / Nl. vertaling: Johnny Goverde
(1979)


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Dutch song Jan Boezeroen - Vondel was goed
with lyrics, music, video and English translation songtext


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A farmer, who never was tired somehow
                    Did care for his pigs and his bull and his            (cow)
Grandma, who thought that a man needs a wife
                    And that he should marry, that's normal in            (life)
Once at a dancing he took a first step
                      He met there a girl and fell into her              (trap)
Notice, 'cause she thought, this girl from the south,
                    He reeked to manure and he reeked from his        (mouth)

Een boertje uit Brabant die was er nooit moe
                    Verzorgde zijn varkens, zijn stier en zijn            (koe)
Oma, die meende, een man zoals jij
                    Die moet er maar trouwen, dat hoort er zo            (bij)
’s Avonds, heel laat nog, ging hij naar het bal
                      En trof daar een meisje en liep in de              (val)
Gaten, want weet je wat zij van hem vond
                      Hij stonk zo naar mest en hij stonk uit zijn            (mond)


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Vondel was good
Boy, the best in rhyming
I give it a try
But it makes my head turn
                      I see I never will            (learn)
Vondel was good

Vondel was goed
Man, wat kon die rijmen
Als ik het probeer
Merk ik iedere keer
                    Dat ik er nooit wat van            (leer)
Vondel was goed


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She was a big lady, two hundred pounds, but
                    He loved most of all her so very nice            (butt)
Appetite, she ate for fun, so she said
                    But he rather had a sweet angel in            (bed)
Cooking, she loved it, the food she prepared
                    But both love and men always made her feel        (scared)
Sad, 'cause she had an enourmous complex
                    Guys, she believed, they want nothing but            (sex)

Zij was er een deerne van tweehonderd pond
                    Het beste beviel hem haar lekkere            (kont)
Eetlust, want eten deed zij voor de pret
                    Maar liever had hij toch een engel in            (bed)
Koken, dat kon ze, dat deed zij allang
                    Maar werd van de liefde en mannen zo          (bang)
Droevig, want zij had een heel groot complex
                    Kerels, die willen alleen toch maar            (seks)


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Vondel was good
Boy, the best in rhyming
I give it a try
But it makes my head turn
                      I see I never will            (learn)
Vondel was good

Vondel was goed
Man, wat kon die rijmen
Als ik het probeer
Merk ik iedere keer
                    Dat ik er nooit wat van            (leer)
Vondel was goed


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But all of their problems at last disappeared
                    She wouldn't go with him, he thought that was          (weird)
Hard, he asked: "What are your thoughts about this"
                    She first of all gave him a big smacking            (kiss)
Coffee, too weak, well, but love makes you mild
                    They slept in the hay and she did get a            (child)
Colour, proposed her, she thought that was top
                    They married and then they had babies non            (stop)

Op zekere avond, zij vonden elkaar
                    Zij wou eerst niet meegaan, dat vond hij wat            (raar)
Moeilijk, hij vroeg haar: “Wat wil jij dan doen?”
                    Zij gaf hem toen eerst een ontzettende            (zoen)
Koffie, die slap was, maar liefde maakt blind
                    Ging met hem het hooi in en kreeg toen een            (kind)
Kleurtje, daarom vroeg hij toen om d’r hand
                      Er kwamen toen baby’s aan lopende              (band)


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Vondel was good
Boy, the best in rhyming
I give it a try
But it makes my head turn
                      I see I never will            (learn)
Vondel was good

Vondel was goed
Man, wat kon die rijmen
Als ik het probeer
Merk ik iedere keer
                    Dat ik er nooit wat van            (leer)
Vondel was goed


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation

Vondel was good
Boy, the best in rhyming
I give it a try
But it makes my head turn
                      I see I never will            (learn)
Vondel was good

Vondel was goed
Man, wat kon die rijmen
Als ik het probeer
Merk ik iedere keer
                    Dat ik er nooit wat van            (leer)
Vondel was goed



©  copyright translation

picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation



Jan Boezeroen (1933), stage name of Johnny Goverde, is a Dutch singer. The word 'boezeroen' is an old-fashioned shirt or blouse. The expression 'Jan Boezeroen' means something like 'the man in the street'. The singer is known for his 'life songs' ('levensliedjes'), carnival songs and easy sing-along party songs.

Jan Boezeroen released over 50 singles and scored with seven hits a place in the national hitparade Top 40. 'Vondel was good'/'Vondel was goed' (1979), with a number eight position, was his highest scoring hit. It also became populair in dancing schools, because the melody is a waltz.

Other songs by Jan Boezeroen are 'The bottle'/'De fles' (1970), 'Pub in Brabant'/'Brabants café' (1981); and 'When I finally had everything'/'Toen ik eindelijk alles had' (1985).

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The song 'Vondel was good'/'Vondel was goed' is a translation of the American song 'Sweet violets' by Dinah Shore, 1951 (written by Cy Coben and Charles Grean). It is a classic example of a 'censored rhyme' (or 'mind rhyme' or 'teasing rhyme'): the expected rhyme of each couplet is replaced with an unexpected word.

Johnny Goverde (Jan Boezeroen) translated the song himself. The original songtext is also about a farmer and a girl. The first lines, for example, read: 'There once was a farmer who took a young miss / In back of the barn where he gave her a (kiss) / Lecture on horses and chickens and eggs / And told her that she had such beautiful (legs) / Manners (...)'.

The name Vondel refers to the very famous Dutch poet Joost van den Vondel (1587-1679). In the 17th century, the Dutch 'Golden Century', he wrote plays and poems that are still famous today. The Amsterdam 'Vondelpark' (with his statue) is named after him; he has a big memorial gravestone in the Amsterdam New Church; and for many decades his portrait was on the Dutch 5 guilder banknote.

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