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Teach-In - Dinge dong
Lyrics: Will Luikinga / Music: Dick Bakker
(1975)

Teach-In - Dinge dong
Tekst: Will Luikinga / Muziek: Dick Bakker
(1975)


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Dutch song Teach In - Dinge dong (ding-a-dong)
with lyrics, music, video and English translation songtext


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation

Is it long ago now
Is it long ago now
That my heart called you with it's ding-dinge-dong
Is it long ago now
Is it long ago now
In the summer sun it went bim-bam-bom

Is het lang geleden
Is het lang geleden
Dat mijn hart je riep met zijn ding-dinge-dong
Is het lang geleden
Is het lang geleden
In de zomerzon ging het bim-bam-bom


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation

Tikke-tak went the hours
How long would it go on
Tikke-tikke-tak and then bim-bam-bom
Tikke-tak, all those long nights
Waiting for you all night
Tikke-tikke-tak and then bim-bam-bom
The time was up

Tikke-tak gingen uren
Hoe lang zou het duren
Tikke-tikke-tak en dan bim-bam-bom
Tikke-tak, al die nachten
Bleef ik op je wachten
Tikke-tikke-tak en toen bim-bam-bom
De tijd was om


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation

Is it long ago now
Is it long ago now
That you said: "I am so glad", ding-dinge-dong
Is it long ago now
Is it long ago now
That the church bell rang for us: bim-bam-bom

Is het lang geleden
Is het lang geleden
Dat je zei: "Ik ben zo blij", ding-dinge-dong
Is het lang geleden
Is het lang geleden
Dat de kerkklok voor ons sloeg: bim-bam-bom


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation

Tikke-tak it continued
Till the day you left me
Tikke-tikke-tak and then bim-bam-bom
Tikke-tak, all those long nights
Waiting for you all night
Tikke-tikke-tak and then bim-bam-bom
The time was up

Tikke-tak zou het doorgaan
Tot je wilde weggaan
Tikke-tikke-tak en dan bim-bam-bom
Tikke-tak, al die nachten
Bleef ik op je wachten
Tikke-tikke-tak en toen bim-bam-bom
De tijd was om


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation

Bim-bam-bom, bim-bim-bam-bom

Bim-bam-bom, bim-bim-bam-bom

picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation

More and more time is passing, before you know
You are wondering where are those days now
All this time I gave you back then
Bim-bam, bim-bam
Every hour seem to last many ages
All this time, these days I gave you

Het wordt later en later en voor je 't weet
Denk je waar is de tijd toch gebleven
Die je hebt gekregen van mij
Bim-bam, bim-bam
Ieder uur dat ik gaf duurde eeuwen
Die je hebt gekregen van mij


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation

Is it long ago now
Is it long ago now
That my heart called you with it's ding-dinge-dong
Is it long ago now
Is it long ago now
In the summer sun it went bim-bam-bom

Is het lang geleden
Is het lang geleden
Dat mijn hart je riep met zijn ding-dinge-dong
Is het lang geleden
Is het lang geleden
In de zomerzon ging het bim-bam-bom


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation

Tikke-tak went the hours
How long would it go on
Tikke-tikke-tak and then bim-bam-bom
Tikke-tak, all those long nights
Waiting for you all night
Tikke-tikke-tak and then bim-bam-bom

Tikke-tak gingen uren
Hoe lang zou het duren
Tikke-tikke-tak en dan bim-bam-bom
Tikke-tak, al die nachten
Bleef ik op je wachten
Tikke-tikke-tak en toen bim-bam-bom


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation

Tikke-tak went the hours
How long would it go on
Tikke-tikke-tak and then bim-bam-bom
Tikke-tak, all those long nights
Waiting for you all night
Tikke-tikke-tak and then bim-bam-bom
The time was up

Tikke-tak gingen uren
Hoe lang zou het duren
Tikke-tikke-tak en dan bim-bam-bom
Tikke-tak, al die nachten
Bleef ik op je wachten
Tikke-tikke-tak en toen bim-bam-bom
De tijd was om



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picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation



Teach-In (1969-1980) was a Dutch pop band from Enschede, in the province of Overijssel. They sang primarily in English. Some of the regular members were: Getty Kaspers (singer), Koos Versteeg, Chris de Wolde, John Gaasbeek and Rudi Nijhuis.

The band scored several hits in the 1970's, like 'Fly away' (1974); 'In the summernight' (1974); 'Goodbye love' (1975); 'Upside down' (1976), 'See the sun' (1977) and 'Dear John' (1978).

In 1975 Teach-In won the Eurovision Song Contest with the above song Ding-a-dong. In the Netherlands it was released in Dutch. The English translation was heavily criticised, because the love story became very unclear.

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In Dutch the lyrics describes an ending romance: the man stays away many nights, while the woman is waiting for him ('waiting for you': first seconds and minutes like tikke-tak, then hours on end, while the clock strikes ding-a-dong).

After they had won the Song Contest, the song was covered in several languages, including German, French and Turkish. In 2008 the band had a once only reunion and sang the song one more time during the opening of the Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow, Russia.

The Netherlands won the Eurovision Song Contest four times, also with: 'Like those days', Corry Brokken (1957); 'A little', Teddy Scholten (1959); and 'The troubadour', Lenny Kuhr (1969).

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