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Allard and Huib - You are a king
Lyrics and music: Allard Amelink and Huib Verhoeven
(2013)

Allard en Huib - Je bent een koning
Tekst en muziek: Allard Amelink en Huib Verhoeven
(2013)


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Dutch song Allard en Huib - Je bent een koning
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Sinterklaas van der Vlugt portret

sesamstraat pino en mijnheer aart

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Dutch provinces the Netherlands


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johan derksen en wilfred genee voetbal analysten commentatoren

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nrc logo


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toon hermans in carre op podium met publiek in zaal

patat met appelmoes

willy alberti optreden zingt microfoon

andre hazes optreden zingt microfoon
johnny hoes met gitaar

doutzen kroes portret

Queen Beatrix:
"This year I will abdicate as queen"

Koningin Beatrix:
"Dit jaar uit mijn ambt terug te treden"


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The time has come: you're crown prince
Your mother abdicates
You'll be king, but suddenly lose courage
Should I sit on the Dutch throne
My portrait on the coin
You're doubtful and you're wondering
Do I have all the skills

Daar zit je dan als kroonprins
Je moeder abdiceert
Plotsklaps zakt de moed je in de schoenen
Moet ik de troon bestijgen
Mijn kop wel op die munt
Je twijfelt en je vraagt je af
Of je het echt wel kunt


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But Willem, don't you understand

Maar Willem, zie je het dan niet

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You, you are Sneijder, Van der Vaart
Mitre, staff and beard
You are Pino, mister Aart

Jij, je bent Sneijder, Van der Vaart
Mijter, staf en baard
Je bent Pino, mijnheer Aart


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You, you're lingerie mady by Marlies
Brabo, Frisian, Drent
You are Wim and Ruud and Dries

Jij, je bent een slipje van Marlies
Brabo, Drent en Fries
Je bent Wim en Ruud en Dries


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You are a king, a monarch
You are a living legend
Yes, a king, a monarch
Big boss of the jumble
What's more your wife is incomparable
She is your ideal other half
If I would have been the king
I had made the same choice

Je bent een koning, koning
Een levende legende
Ja, een koning, koning
Eindbaas van de bende
En wat een weergaloze vrouw heb jij
De ideale metgezel
Was ik de koning geweest
Ja, dan wist ik het wel


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So if you end up in a ditch
With Golden Coach and all
If you cheer when Germany is scoring
Quickly buying Chinese food
You missed the festive meal
Or if you oversleep the first day of the Parliament

Dus rijd je in de Gouden Koets
Pardoes het water in
Juich je Duitsland toe in de finale
Moet je snel langs de Chinees
Vergat je 't staatsbanket
Lig je de derde dinsdag van september nog op bed


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Remember once again

Bedenk je dan maar weer

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You, you are Derksen and Genee
Volkskrant, NRC
Toon Hermans in Carré

Jij, je bent Derksen en Genee
Volkskrant, NRC
Toon Hermans in Carré


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You, you are French fries with applesauce
Alberti, Hazes, Hoes
You are the bum of Doutzen Kroes

Jij, jij bent patat met appelmoes
Alberti, Hazes, Hoes
Je bent de bips van Doutzen Kroes


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation

You are a king, a monarch
You are a living legend
Yes, a king, a monarch
Big boss of the jumble
What's more your wife is incomparable
She is your ideal other half
If I would have been the king
I had made the same choice

Je bent een koning, koning
Een levende legende
Ja, een koning, koning
Eindbaas van de bende
En wat een weergaloze vrouw heb jij
De ideale metgezel
Was ik de koning geweest
Ja, dan wist ik het wel


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation

You are a king, a monarch
You are a living legend
Yes, a king, a monarch
Big boss of the jumble
What's more your wife is incomparable
She is your ideal other half
If I would have been the king
I had made the same choice

Je bent een koning, koning
Een levende legende
Ja, een koning, koning
Eindbaas van de bende
En wat een weergaloze vrouw heb jij
De ideale metgezel
Was ik de koning geweest
Ja, dan wist ik het wel


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation

You are a king, a monarch
You are a living legend
Yes, a king, a monarch
Big boss of the jumble
What's more your wife is incomparable
She is your ideal other half
If I would have been the king
I had made the same choice

Je bent een koning, koning
Een levende legende
Ja, een koning, koning
Eindbaas van de bende
En wat een weergaloze vrouw heb jij
De ideale metgezel
Was ik de koning geweest
Ja, dan wist ik het wel



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picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation



Allard en Huib were two students (in fact just graduated), who wrote a song about the announced abdication of Queen Beatrix on 30 April 2013 and the succession of Crown Prince Willem-Alexander. They wrote the song just for their student society, but it became an instant hit on YouTube. In four days the video had over half a million hits, the next month over a million. Allard Amelink en Huib Verhoeven are an example of an one-hit wonder ('eendagsvlieg'/'one-day fly'). They didn't release other songs later on.

In the song, they want to give Willem-Alexander the confidence that he can do the job. They play with the expression 'You are a king!', used by students, to praise a fellow student who has done something remarkable. Willem-Alexander is both figuratively and literatally a real king and represents many typical Dutch items, regions and famous persons (both higher and lower class, left and right wing, things for children and for adults, sport and culture, etc.).

Even if everything would go wrong (if he would miss the opening of parliament in September, or if he accidentally would cheer for arch-enemy Germany during a football game, or would forget an official dinner, or end up in a canal with the Golden Coach) - even then he doesn't need to worry, because he is a king anyway; he represents everything that's typical Dutch; he is all of our heroes, provinces, beloved traditions; in a way he is all of us.

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Wesley Sneijder and Rafael van der Vaart were two famous football players in the Dutch national football team (around 2000-2016). Saint Nicholas / Sinterklaas, of the most beloved children's feast-day, has a mitre, staff and beard. Pino and mister Aart are characters from Sesame Street (children's TV, since 1976). Marlies Dekkers is a designer of famous lingerie (since 1993). Brabant, Drenthe and Friesland are provinces of the Netherlands. Three well-known prime ministers are mentioned: Wim Kok, Ruud Lubbers and Dries van Agt.

Derksen and Genee are two football analysts. The Volkskrant (paper for the common people) and NRC (for higher educated people) are two daily news papers. Toon Hermans (1916-2000) is the most famous Dutch comedian and Carré the biggest theatre in Amsterdam. French fries with applesauce is a typical dish for children in restaurants. Willy Alberti, André Hazes and Johnny Hoes were very popular singers for the common people, singing in Dutch (1950's-1990's). Doutzen Kroes is a super model from Friesland, known as Victoria's Secret Angel.

Willem-Alexander became the King of the Netherlands on 30 April 2013 and is very beloved (on average he scored an 8/10 in 2017). He is described as approachable, interested, humorous and warm-hearted. His wife Queen Máxima is even a bit more popular.

Other songs about the Royal Family are: 'Dear Queen Beatrix' (2013); 'So beautiful' (2013); and 'My heart will be orange for good' (2013).

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