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Toon Hermans - If there was no love in life

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Toon Hermans - If there was no love in life
Lyrics and music: Toon Hermans
(2000)

Toon Hermans - Als de liefde niet bestond
Tekst en muziek: Toon Hermans
(2000)


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Dutch song Toon Hermans - Als de liefde niet bestond
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If there was no love in life
All of the rivers would stop flowing
And the birds, the fish, the wildlife
If there was no love in life

Als de liefde niet bestond
Zullen ze stilstaan de rivieren
En de vogels en de dieren
Als de liefde niet bestond


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If there was no love in life
Then the beach would leave the seaside
They've nothing more to talk about, no
If there was no love in life

Als de liefde niet bestond
Zou het strand de zee verlaten
Ze hebben niets meer te bepraten
Als de liefde niet bestond


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If there was no love in life
Then the night were without moonlight
No poet wrote a poem
If there was no love in life

Als de liefde niet bestond
Zou de maan niet langer lichten
Geen dichter zou meer dichten
Als de liefde niet bestond


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Nowhere flowers anymore
And the earth would lose it's colour
All the doors were closed all day long
And the clock would ring no more

Nergens zouden bloemen staan
En de aarde zou verkleuren
Overal gesloten deuren
En de klok zou niet meer slaan


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If there was no love in life
Wooing, carressing were ruined and broken
The world would be extinct in no time
If there was no love in life

Als de liefde niet bestond
Dan was heel de vrijerij bedorven
De wereld was gauw uitgestorven
Als de liefde niet bestond


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If there was no love in life
Then the sun would not be shining
The wind would in the end stop breathing
If there was no love in life

Als de liefde niet bestond
Zou de zon niet langer stralen
De wind zou niet meer ademhalen
Als de liefde niet bestond


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No apple would be riping
Like they did in paradise
If we don't understand each other
The world would be as cold as ice

Geen appel zou meer rijpen
Zoals eens in ’t paradijs
Als wij elkaar niet meer begrijpen
Dan is de wereld koud als ijs


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I would die here in the cold
And my breath would soon be freezing
If I would lose your love for ever
For without you no love exists

Ik zou sterven van de kou
En mijn adem zou bevriezen
Als ik je liefde zou verliezen
D’r is geen liefde zonder jou



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Toon Hermans (1916-2000) was a Dutch cabaret artist, singer, painter and poet. He is considered to be one of the 'Great Three' of Dutch cabaret (with Wim Sonneveld and Wim Kan). In the Netherlands, 'cabaret' is a kind of theatre in which someone, usually in a one man show, tells a story or series of anecdotes (personal or critical about politics/society or just hilarious) with jokes and songs.

Toon Hermans was extremely beloved by the public and made very, very successful oneman-shows. In the biggest theatre in Amsterdam, Carré, his shows sold out for over three months in a row (where for other artists three evenings in Amsterdam were normal). He was known for his love for funny nonsense, linguistic feeling and wordplays, his hilarious characters, his funny faces and small poetry. Recurring themes were the importance of love and his love for life.

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Well-known songs are 'Méditerranée' (1957); 'Like a balloon'/'Als een ballonnetje' (1958); 'Notte Belle Margarinetta' (1958); 'Twenty-seven roses'/'Vierentwintig rozen' (1966); 'This is a place to love'/'Dit is een plek om lief te hebben' (1967); and 'The apples on the table cloth'/'De appels op de tafelsprei' (1972). He also wrote love songs for his wife and love of his life Rietje (who died in 1990), like 'Springtime me'/'Lente me' (1993); and 'If love didn't exist'/'Als de liefde niet bestond' (2000).

The linked songs are also translated and included on this website.

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