Thursday, June 18, 2009

Ramses Shaffy - Zachtjes lokt het water

Who wants to hear a song in Dutch? I'll ignore the deafening silence and plod on regardless.

Here's a song by a Dutch '60s troubadour called Ramses Shaffy (his mother was Egyptian, hence the name). A typical product of the '60s, Shaffy was primarily a stage actor who became famous as a singer, eventhough he was a raging alcoholic. He now spends his final days in a resthome suffering from Korsakov Syndrome (although he still performs now and then).

The song is called Zachtjes lokt het water, which roughly translated means The water beckons softly - a song about someone contemplating suicide by drowning himself (and trying to lay the blame on the water! LOLOLOLOL!!!!).

oh the download



ahem said...

great post!

qrter said...

I'll try and find some more Dutch music that isn't shit. Might take a while though..