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Frits Rademacher - Church bells are chiming
Lyrics (in Limburgish): Frits Rademacher / Music: Johnny Hoes
(1955)

Frits Rademacher - Loeënde klokke
Tekst (Limburgs): Frits Rademacher / Muziek: Johnny Hoes
(1955)


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Dutch song Frits Rademacher - Loeënde klokke
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High up there in the tower
All church bells hang as group
The bells are so familiar
The big ones and the small
The small bell always brings joy
The big one sometimes grief
The wind makes sure the ringing
Sounds far over the fields

Dao baove in den tore
Dao hange ze biejein
De zoo vertroede klokke
De grote en de klein
De klein bringt ummer bliedsjap
De grote soms ouch leid
De wénd zörg dat gebéjer
Wied euver véljer geit


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Church bells are chiming
In Limburg, my land
Church bells are chiming
They strengthen the bond
Now let us listen
They tell what will happen
Church bells are chiming
In Limburg, my land

Loeënde klokke
Van Limburg mie landj
Loeënde klokke
Versjterke de bandj
Laot ös éns heure
Wat stjeit te gebeure
Loeënde klokke
Van Limburg mie landj


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Ding dong, ding dong
Church bells of Limburg, my land
Ding dong, ding dong
Bells that will strengthen the bond

Bim bam, bim bam
Klokke van Limburg mie landj
Bim bam, bim bam
Klokke versjterke de bandj


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation

How beautiful the sound is
We love to hear these bells
They will accompany us
Through our life on earth
And when the bells are silent
It's empty and so quiet
We're longing and we're waiting
Till these bells speak again

Die sjoon klinkende klanke
Veer heure ze zoe geer
Ze wille ös begleije
Door gans ös leven haer
En went de klokke zjwiege
Dan is 't sjtil en kaal
Veer wachte dan verlangend
Weir op die klokketaal


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation

Church bells are chiming
In Limburg, my land
Church bells are chiming
They strengthen the bond
Now let us listen
They tell what will happen
Church bells are chiming
In Limburg, my land

Loeënde klokke
Van Limburg mie landj
Loeënde klokke
Versjterke de bandj
Laot ös éns heure
Wat stjeit te gebeure
Loeënde klokke
Van Limburg mie landj


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation

Ding dong, ding dong
Church bells of Limburg, my land
Ding dong, ding dong
Bells that will strengthen the bond

Bim bam, bim bam
Klokke van Limburg mie landj
Bim bam, bim bam
Klokke versjterke de bandj



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picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation



Frits Rademacher (1928-2008) was a singer and songwriter from Sittard in the province of Limburg (north of the city Maastricht). He sang in the region language Limburgish. This is an East Low Franconian language ('Oudoostnederfrankisch'). He was one of the most well-known singers in this dialect and is still beloved in Limburg.

In 2018 a monument, a bronze sculpture of the singer with his guitar, is placed on the Church Square in the village where he was born, Sittard.

The above song 'Church bells are chiming'/'Loeënde klokke' (1955) describes the characteristic sound of ringing church bells through cities and villages, as it has been for many centuries (in the Netherlands, but in fact in most of Europe). The bells were and are not only chiming to strike the hours or to call people to church on Sunday morning, but they were also used e.g. to raise the alarm in the case of fire, to warn that the town gates were closing in the evening ('the porridge bell'), to ring cheerfully for a wedding and to toll monotonous (with one low sounding bell) for a funeral.

frits rademacher lp hoes beste van met luidende klokken loeende klokke         johnny hoes lp album leven van

Johnny Hoes (1917-2011) was a singer, songwriter and producer from Rotterdam. He was known for sing-along songs, carnival hits and 'life songs' ('levensliederen'). He founded a big record publishing company, Telstar (1963).

Some of his biggest hits were 'I wish I had'/'Och, was ik maar' (1961); 'Father, what has become of mother'/'Vader, waar is moeder gebleven' (1962); 'That is the end of it'/'Dat is 't einde' (1965); and 'French fries with mayonnaise'/'Friet met mayonaise' (1974).

His single 'I wish I had stayed home with mother'/'Och, was ik maar bij moeder thuisgebleven' (1961) sold almost half a million copies, making it the best sold single in the Netherlands in the 20th century.

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