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André Hazes - My small boy
Lyrics and music: Cat Music
(1990)

André Hazes - Kleine jongen
Tekst en muziek: Cat Music
(1990)


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Dutch song André Hazes - Kleine jongen
with lyrics, music, video and English translation songtext


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Son, my small boy
You're living in this world now
You'll have to fight and struggle
Just like me
I have been through it
And life is never easy
There are obstacles, bad luck at any time

Kleine jongen
Je bent op deze wereld
Dus zal je moeten vechten
Net als ik
Ik kan het weten
Het leven is niet makkelijk
Er is tegenspoed op ieder ogenblik


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Son, my small boy
Mostly you'll meet good people
But there are bad ones, too
Too bad, it's true
But do remember
You'll understand at some point
That honesty is best
Believe my words

Kleine jongen
Er zijn veel goede mensen
Maar slechte zijn er ook
Helaas, 't is waar
Je moet maar denken
Dat jij straks gaat beseffen
Dat eerlijk 't langste duurt
Geloof me maar


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation

This life will end some day
Our time is very short, so live, 'cause you are free
But do the right thing and bring others happiness
Then you'll be really happy, too
Because life is really short
And many things will change, as you are growing old
You're playing with your blocks now, but that won't last long
It's a pity, but you won't stay small

Dit leven gaat voorbij
Er is zo weinig tijd, dus leef, want jij bent vrij
Maar doe het wel verstandig, maak de mensen blij
Dan zul je echt gelukkig zijn
Want het leven is zo kort
Veel dingen worden anders als je ouder wordt
Je speelt nu nog met blokken, maar dat duurt niet lang
Het is jammer, maar je blijft niet klein


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Son, my small boy
You'll notice in your school-years
That life revolves 'round power, grading marks
That is how life is
So learn as much as you need
To know, and you're the one who's laughing last

Kleine jongen
Op school al zul je merken
Dat alles draait om cijfers en om macht
Zo is het leven
Dus leer wat je moet leren
Want dan ben jij degeen die 't laatste lacht


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Son, my small boy
When you will be an adult
Perhaps your father might be passed away
Then pass on
To your own small children
The lessons that your old man taught to you

Kleine jongen
Als jij dan later groot bent
Dan is je vader er misschien niet meer
Vertel dan
Aan je eigen kinderen
De wijze lessen van je oude heer


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation

This life will end some day
Our time is very short, so live, 'cause you are free
But do the right thing and bring others happiness
Then you'll be really happy, too
Because life is really short
And many things will change, as you are growing old
You're playing with your blocks now, but that won't last long
It's a pity, but you won't stay small

Dit leven gaat voorbij
Er is zo weinig tijd, dus leef, want jij bent vrij
Maar doe het wel verstandig, maak de mensen blij
Dan zul je echt gelukkig zijn
Want het leven is zo kort
Veel dingen worden anders als je ouder wordt
Je speelt nu nog met blokken, maar dat duurt niet lang
Het is jammer, maar je blijft niet klein


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation

Son, my small boy

Kleine jongen


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picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation



André Hazes (1951-2004) was an Amsterdam 'volkszanger' (singer for the common people) and is considered to be one of the best writers and interpreters of the 'life song' (levenslied): songs about the common people and the problems, misery and hardship of daily life. This is usually sung lamenting with whines and whimpers, with an Amsterdam accent, often accompanied by accordions.

His biggest hits are for example 'Lonely Christmas'/'Eenzame kerst' (1976); 'A little in love'/'Een beetje verliefd' (1981); 'Not another word'/'Zeg maar niets meer' (1982) 'Blood, sweat and tears'/'Bloed, zweet en tranen' (1985); 'We love Orange (the national football team)'/'Wij houden van Oranje' (1988), and 'She believes in me'/'Zij gelooft in mij' (2004).

During his career he released 36 albums. Also translated on this website: The kite (1977); and Give me your fears (1983).

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André Hazes was very popular with the common people, but not appreciated (at all) by the more upper class/educated people. This changed at the end of his life, in 1999, after a documantary about his life that was a big success in the movie theatres. He became more and more a singer for all people and his older hits had nostalgic value for everyone who grew up with it.

Since 2004 Hazes had problems with noise in his ear and deafness, a disaster for his music career. His farewell-concert in the Amsterdam ArenA after his death in 2004 was life on television and got extreme high ratings. His songs were sung by artists like Guus Meeuwis, René Froger, Paul de Leeuw and Xander de Buisonjé; Johan Cruijff made a speech.

Later a musical was made about his life, He believes in me/Hij gelooft in mij (2012-2015). Partly based on this musical a movie was made, Blood, sweat and tears/Bloed, zweet en tranen (2015). His youngest son André Hazes jr. later had hits like 'Hey, old man' (2016).

icon list orange   More translated Dutch songs in the genre 'life song' ('levenslied') and more with the theme 'songs about children' or 'moralistic songs'. See also the list of Dutch singers with all their songs on this website.



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