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Brigitte Kaandorp - Dear Queen Beatrix

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Brigitte Kaandorp - Dear Queen Beatrix
Lyrics: Brigitte Kaandorp / Music: 'Ne me quitte pas'
(2013)

Brigitte Kaandorp - Lieve koningin
Tekst: Brigitte Kaandorp / Muziek: 'Ne me quitte pas'
(2013)


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Dutch song Brigitte Kaandorp - Lieve koningin
with lyrics, music, video and English translation songtext


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation

Dear Queen Beatrix, now you abdicate
And with heavy heart walk away from us
Now the dusk sets in and in Drakensteyn
Waits the fire place and a glass of wine
Now the country cheers for your eldest son
And they carve his name high up in the throne
Dear Queen Beatrix, keep your courage strong
Dear Queen Beatrix, dear Queen Beatrix

Lieve koningin, nu u abdiceert
En met pijn in 't hart ons de rug toekeert
Nu de avond valt en op Drakensteyn
Wacht de open haard en een glaasje wijn
Nu het land zich richt op uw oudste zoon
Men zijn letters kerft bovenin de troon
Lieve koningin, houd de moed erin
Lieve koningin, lieve koningin


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'Cause you visited so many towns through the land
On those sunny Queen's Days, a bouquet in your hand
In all weather and even with mourning and grief
You kept going, also as a mother and wife
Yes, some times were sad, but no way you would
Slow down or stand still, always with straightened back
Dear Queen Beatrix, you kept your courage strong
Dear Queen Beatrix, dear Queen Beatrix

Want u ging door het land op die dagen van zon
Op die dagen van feest, een boeket in de hand
En door weer en door wind, ook in tijden van rouw
U stond daar weer gewoon, ook als moeder en vrouw
Want er was verdriet, maar geen denken aan
Om niet door te gaan en niet rechtop te staan
Lieve koningin, u hield de moed erin
Lieve koningin, lieve koningin


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation

Our dear Majesty, well, forget those days
Of the Dam Square screams and that candlestick
That was terrible, in the coach a dent
At that moment there every heart was scared
We felt bad for you and then that attack
There in Apeldoorn, that hit rock-bottom
Dear Queen Beatrix, that just made no sense
Dear Queen Beatrix, dear Queen Beatrix

Lieve Majesteit, ach vergeet die tijd
Van dat Damgeschreeuw, dat waxinelicht
Dat was echt niet leuk, in de koets een deuk
In het hart de schrik op dat ogenblik
Ach, dat hadden wij u toch niet gegund
En dan Apeldoorn, wat een dieptepunt
Lieve koningin, wat had dat voor zin
Lieve koningin, lieve koningin


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation

But the next feast-day, your smile appeared once again
With a gigantic hat and your hair perfect styled
Here a clog, there a dance, once a kiss, always chance
To hear some friendly words, in every village, each town
Hoist all flags for her, flags in red, white, blue
An orange goodbye, she was excellent
Our Queen Beatrix was a real monarch
Our Queen Beatrix, our Queen Beatrix

En dan toch weer die lach op een feestelijke dag
Een gigantische hoed en het haar altijd goed
Hier een klomp, daar een dans, zelfs een kus en een kans
Op een vriendelijk woord in elk stad, ieder oord
Hijs voor deze vrouw vlaggen rood wit blauw
Een oranje groet, want wat deed ze het goed
Onze koningin, dat was een vorstin
Onze koningin, onze koningin


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation

De Roy van Zuydewijn, a nephew straight from hell
Oh, and Mabel gate, breaking into sweat
Further Máxima's controversial dad
Then again that ancient clique with republic dreams
Being put aside by the government
Try to do your job, when there's so much going on
Our dear Majesty, our dear Majesty
It's all over now, our dear Majesty

De Roy van Zuydewijn, het zal je neef maar zijn
En dan Mabelgate, o, het klamme zweet
Dan weer Máxima d'r omstreden pa
En maar steeds die ouwe kliek met hun republiek
Aan de kant gezet bij het kabinet
Kom met dat gedoe maar eens aan je taken toe
Lieve Majesteit, lieve majesteit
't Is verleden tijd, lieve majesteit


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation

'Cause it's all finished now, let the wind blow your hair
Ride your horse on the beach, you are finally free
Smoke a cigarette butt, take an afternoon nap
Throw a fantastic feast, 'cause it were wonderful years
And we won't forget your real charming face
And your lovely smile and we just say: "bye"
Dear Queen Beatrix, dear Queen Beatrix
Dear Queen Beatrix

Want nu, nu is het klaar, gooi uw haar in de wind
Met een paard op het strand, er is niets dat u bindt
Rook eens een sigaret, ga eens vroeg naar uw bed
Geef een spetterend feest, omdat het goed is geweest
En dan denken wij aan uw mooie hoofd
Aan uw lieve lach en wij zeggen: "dag"
Lieve koningin, lieve koningin
Lieve koningin



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picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation



Brigitte Kaandorp (1962) is a Dutch singer and theatre-entertainer. She made over ten theatre shows and released over 15 cd's. She won a Golden Harp (2006) and was knighted in the Order of Orange-Nassau (2009). She is well-known for her absurd humour and hilarious stories, but also sings sensitive songs with piano or ukelele. One of her well-known songs is: 'Living without fear' (1997).

Above song is a song of gratitude and a farewell song that Brigitte Kaandorp wrote for Queen Beatrix, after she announced her abdication (2013). The melody of the song is the French chanson by Jacques Brel: 'Don't abandon me'/'Laat me niet alleen' (1969).

Beatrix was Queen of the Netherlands for 33 years (1980-2013). She was known as professional, very hard-working, empathetic during disasters, pro-Europe and artistic; and for her radiant smile and big hats. She was succeeded in 2013 by her eldest son Willem-Alexander. In that year, around 80% of the Dutch people were in favour to have a king as Head of State (besides the parliamentary democracy).

In the song, some highlights and some difficult times of her reign are mentioned (in the video, more remarkable episodes during her reign are shown - like the riots during her Inauguration (1980); the Bijlmer disaster, when an airplane crashed into two flats (1992); the terrible fireworks explosion, destroying a whole district in Enschede (2000); and her eight grandchildren (born 2002-2007)).

beatrix claus en drie zoons zonen groepsfoto         koningin beatrix koninginnedag 2012         beatrix en willem-alexander afscheid 2013

The palace Drakensteyn ('Dragon Stone', in the province of Utrecht) was Beatrix's private residence before her inauguration as queen (with Prince Claus and their three sons) and again after she abdicated. Every Queen's Day (when the whole country celebrated her birthday) she visited a city and a village.

The times of mourning refer to the passing away of her husband Prince Claus (in 2002); her mother Queen Juliana (in 2004); and her father Prince Bernhard (in 2004). But also to her second son Prince Friso, who got into a coma because of a snowslide in 2012 (he later died in 2013).

During the minute of silence on Commemoration Day 2010 a man caused panic on Dam Square in Amsterdam (seeming to be an attack). On the opening-day of the Dutch parliament in 2010, a man threw a candlestick to the Golden Coach, damaging it. And on Queen's Day 2009 a man in Apeldoorn committed an assault on the whole Royal Family trying to crash his car into their open bus. He failed, but killed seven random bystanders (and himself).

Finally four small affairs of her latest years are mentioned. Edwin de Roy van Zuydewijn was married to one of her nieces and gave negative interviews about the Royal Family, causing a scandal. Her daughter-in-law Mabel (married to Prince Friso) was accused of knowing a criminal person. Her other daughter-in-law Máxima (married to Crown Prince Willem-Alexander), had problems because her father had been minister of Agriculture, during the dictatorial Videla-regime (Argentinia). The year before Beatrix's abdication, in 2012, the government decided that the King would no longer lead the formation of a new government.

The colour orange is the royal colour in the Netherlands, because the Royal Family is of the House of Orange-Nassau. Other songs about the Royal Family are: 'So beautiful' (2013); 'You are a king' (2013); and 'My heart will be orange for good' (2013).

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