The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #9886   Message #65748
Posted By: Allan S.
24-Mar-99 - 10:31 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Oh Brandy Leave Me Alone (Josef Marais)
Subject: RE: LYRICS ADD: Oh, Brandy, Leave Me Alone]
Yes, what you have sounds like what Marais and Miranda sang. Somewhere I have a 78 album of these songs. My god, you are almost as old as I am if you remember them. I just pulled one of my tapes and it may be the one I am looking for but not sure it appears to have the oldies on it. Won’t know till tomorrow when I have time to go through it. The book I have includes the following:

Sarie Marais, vat jou goed en trek [Pack your trunk Ferria Johnie with the wooden leg]
Die Stellenbosch se Boys [The Stellenbosch boys]
Ver in die wereld Kittie [Far in the world Kitty]
Ou Tante Koba [Old auntie Kobe she is so dumb she stirs her coffee with her thumb]
Mama ek wil n man he [Mama I want a man]
Jan Pierewiet [John Perewiet]
Good morning, my wife. here is a kiss for you. good morning, old man. there is coffee in the can.

If I remember Marais and Miranda sang all of them. No problem to copy and send the tape if you want it. The problem is that they are in Afrikaans. Xerox is no problem. Yes I know the Kimberly train it may be on the tape??? In fact a friend of mine lives in Kimberly, wife works at the Kimberly mine museum. A good song is HERE COMES THE ALABAMA very popular with the Cape Malay Population. Refers to the Alabama which was a confederate raider in our civil war. In a hurry so don’t mind the typos. Allan