26 Sep 2007

Hein Simons






It's been the second time now that Chris from Kop-op-'n-blokinspires me to blog a piece of music. Hein Simons was/is a great singer. I've got an album called "Ruiter van die Windjie" where he sang Afrikaans. His songs were always great hits in SA and he was very popular in request programs.


4 comments:

  1. Thanks for the compliment! He visited South Africa again in 2003 and my wife and I went to Pretoria to see his concert. He released a new CD with that tour, called Mayday. I was privileged to talk to him briefly and have him sign the CD cover for me.
    My brother bought an LP of him in the late 70's (giving away my age!), I don't think the title was Ruiter van die Windjie, but it featured that one as well as a big favourite of mine, "Hei, gaan jy mee". Both songs were later covered by the late Bles Bridges, but I was never a big Bles fan, so for me the Heintje versions were the definite ones.

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  2. Iliked Bles's music, but not all of it...Lucky you to get the CD from Heintje, i haven't heard him singing for ages...perhaps high time to get something about him again...

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  3. Anonymous28.12.07

    Here are the lyrics of Ruiter van die Windjie - can anyone provide an English translation?

    Almal, van ons weet hoe vry is die windjie;
    As hy waai wil hy waai, as hy draai wil hy draai, die windjie ...


    O, al om ons die gesuis van die windjie
    En hy dra aan ons oor die gevoel
    om weer vry te wees

    Ruiter van die windjie wil ek bly
    Vryer as die voëltjies rondom my
    Op verre lande vertwow thael ek
    Goue strande en die see

    O, o, o o ...

    O, ruiter van die windjie o so vry
    Ewig op jou ruggie wil ek ry
    En oral waar jy mag swerwe
    Voer jy my ook altyd mee

    Saans as ek slaap slaap ek tussen die blare
    Deur jou liedjie gesus as jy saggies versteur, die blare
    Vroeg voor die eerste straal skyn van die môre
    Is ons twee weer op reis na die vryheid wat vir ons roep

    Ruiter van die windjie wil ek bly
    Vryer as die voëltjies rondom my
    Op verre lande vertel ek
    Goue strande en die see

    O, o, o o ...

    Ruiter van die windjie o so vry
    Ewig op jou ruggie wil ek ry
    En oral waar jy mag swerwe
    Voer jy my ook altyd mee

    [instrumental]

    O, o, o o ...

    Ruiter van die windjie wil ek bly
    Vryer as die voëltjies rondom my
    Op verre lande vertel ek
    Goue strande en die see

    O, o, o ...

    Ruiter van die windjie o so vry
    Ewig op jou ruggie wil ek ry

    En oral waar jy mag swerwe
    Voer jy my ook altyd mee

    En oral waar jy mag swerwe
    Voer jy my ook altyd mee

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  4. Hi Anon
    Sorry! I don't have the song in English...would you like me to translate it for you?Thank you for the lyrics... :)

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