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Ramses Shaffy - Let me

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Ramses Shaffy - Let me
Lyrics: Herman Pieter de Boer/ Music: Alice Dona
(1978)

Ramses Shaffy - Laat me
Tekst: Herman Pieter de Boer / Muziek: Alice Dona
(1978)


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Dutch song Ramses Shaffy - Laat me
with lyrics, music, video and English translation songtext


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation

Perhaps I live in a wrong era
Or light is different around here
For I feel always lost a little
Although the mirror shows my face

Ik ben misschien te laat geboren
Of in een land met ander licht
Ik voel me altijd wat verloren
Al toont de spiegel mijn gezicht


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation

I know the pubs and the cathedrals
From Amsterdam up to Maastricht
But even so I'll get lost daily
'Cause that brings balance in a life

Ik ken de kroegen, kathedralen
Van Amsterdam tot aan Maastricht
Toch zal ik elke dag verdwalen
Dat houdt de zaak in evenwicht


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation

Let me, let me
Let me live life in my own way
Let me, let me
This is what I have always done

Laat me, laat me
Laat me mijn eigen gang maar gaan
Laat me, laat me
Ik heb het altijd zo gedaan


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation

I won't forget my friends, my loved ones
Who I once loved, I still do love
And I should know where they are living
But lost their letters and address

Ik zal mijn vrienden niet vergeten
Want wie me lief is, blijf me lief
En waar ze wonen moest ik weten
Maar ik verloor hun laatste brief


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Still we will meet again at some time
Perhaps today or maybe in a year
And I will kiss them and embrace them
It will turn out right effortless

Ik zal ze heus nog wel ontmoeten
Misschien vandaag, misschien over een jaar
Ik zal ze kussen en begroeten
't Komt vanzelf weer voor elkaar


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation

Let me, let me
Let me live life in my own way
Let me, let me
This is what I have always done

Laat me, laat me
Laat me mijn eigen gang maar gaan
Laat me, laat me
Ik heb het altijd zo gedaan


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And fortunately I'm not anchored
Sometimes I live here, sometimes there
I didn't waste my life, or spoil it
Have no belongings or complaints

Ik ben gelukkig niet verankerd
Soms woon ik hier, soms leef ik daar
Ik heb mijn leven niet verkankerd
'k Heb geen bezit en geen bezwaar


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I love the earth and I love water
I love expensive, I love cheap
I never ever saved a nickel
I live just simply by the hour

Ik hou van water en van aarde
Ik hou van schamel en van duur
D'r is geen stuiver die ik spaarde
'k Leef gewoon van uur tot uur


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation

Let me, let me
Let me live life in my own way
Let me, let me
This is what I have always done

Laat me, laat me
Laat me mijn eigen gang maar gaan
Laat me, laat me
Ik heb het altijd zo gedaan


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation

At some time I will die, undoubtedly
No way I can escape, avoid
But then my songs can roam and wander
You'll have to find out for yourself

Ik zal ook wel eens een keertje sterven
Daar kom ik echt niet onderuit
Ik laat mijn liedjes nou maar zwerven
En verder zoek je het maar uit


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation

But for the moment, I'm your singer
Your black sheep and your loyal fan
I will stay long, or rather longer
But let me just be who I am

Voorlopig blijf ik nog jouw zanger
Jouw zwarte schaap, jouw trouwe fan
Ik blijf nog lang en liefst nog langer
Maar laat me blijven wie ik ben


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation

Let me, let me
Let me live life in my own way
Let me, let me
This is what I have always done

Laat me, laat me
Laat me mijn eigen gang maar gaan
Laat me, laat me
Ik heb het altijd zo gedaan


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation

Let me, let me
Let me live life in my own way
Let me, let me
This is what I have always done

Laat me, laat me
Laat me mijn eigen gang maar gaan
Laat me, laat me
Ik heb het altijd zo gedaan


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation

Let me, let me
Let me, let me
Let me, let me
This is what I have always done

Laat me, laat me
Laat me, laat me
Laat me, laat me
Ik heb het altijd zo gedaan


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation

Let me, let me
Let me, let me
Let me, let me
This is what I have always done

Laat me, laat me
Laat me, laat me
Laat me, laat me
Ik heb het altijd zo gedaan


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation

Let me

Laat me


©  copyright translation

picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation



Ramses Shaffy (1933-2009) was a Dutch actor, singer and songwriter. He was the son of an Egyptian consul and a Polish countess, but due to his parent's divorce and illness of his mother, he grew up with a foster family in Leiden.

In 1964 he formed the theatre group Shaffy Chantant. One of the members was singer Liesbeth List, with whom he made theatrical tours for over ten years. Big hits (beside above song) were his/their songs 'Sammy' (1966); 'Pastoral song'/'Pastorale' (1969); 'Sing, fight, cry, pray'/'Zing, vecht, huil, bid' (1971); and 'We will go one'/'We zullen doorgaan' (1975).

The above song 'Let me'/'Laat me' (1978) was written by Herman Pieter de Boer on the French chanson 'Ma dernière volonté', or 'Vivre' (Serge Reggiani, 1977). It's not a translation, De Boer wrote the lyrics especially for Shaffy, fitting his way of life perfectly. Ramses Shaffy was known as a free spirit, who never tried to fit in civil life, in society.

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The single was in the Top 40 for six weeks and still is voted every year into the Top 2000 (traditionally broadcasted on the radio the last week of the year); as high as place 10 out of 2000.

In 2006 a cd-box with eight cd's was released with all his songs. During that event, he received an Edison Music Award for his complete oeuvre. The last ten years of his life he suffered from Korsakoff's syndrome, due to excessive alcohol use. Nevertheless he still performed his songs on stage until november 2009, just days before his death.

Herman Pieter de Boer (1928-2014) was a Dutch writer and lyrics writer. His most well-known songs are: 'Let me'/'Laat me' (for Ramses Shaffy); 'Visitors'/'Visite' (for Lenny Kuhr); 'Annabel' (for Hans de Booij); 'On a uninhabited island'/'Op een onbewoond eiland' and 'I dreamed so extremely insane tonight'/'Ik heb zo waanzinnig gedroomd' (for national teenagers choir Children for Children).

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