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Lyr Req: Shanty from De Ollerommer Vlintboksems

23 Apr 10 - 03:03 AM (#2892555)
Subject: Lyr Req: mg
From: mg

Does anyone have lyrics for this? Isn't it pretty? I think it is the same as that French song about the father and son going to sea. mg

23 Apr 10 - 04:24 AM (#2892586)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: mg
From: ClaireBear

You're right, it's certainly the same tune as "Partons la Mer Est Belle," but I don't recognize these words.

23 Apr 10 - 08:58 AM (#2892711)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: mg
From: The Doctor

I have just emailed a friend in Holland to see if he knows this song. If he comes up with anything I'll post it.

23 Apr 10 - 09:09 AM (#2892717)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: mg
From: GUEST,leeneia

Thanks for posting, mg. It's a fine tune and a good-looking bunch of guys.

(Sorry I can't help with the lyrics.)

That's a cute little fan they have, watching fascinated, and as close as she can get - the fan with the ponytail.

24 Apr 10 - 07:40 PM (#2893702)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: mg
From: Jim Dixon

Here's the choir's web site: Shantykoor "De Ollerommer Vlintboksems". They are based in Ulrum.

Shantykoor=Shanty Choir.

"Ollerommer Vlintboksems" seems to be a phrase in the local dialect: "Our name is derived from a term of abuse for the people of Ulrum."

"We sing in Dutch, English and German but also in our beloved dialect: the Groningen."

I couldn't identify the song in the video.