WORD SHARING!

WORD SHARING!

22.7.09

dat gaat naar den bosch toe






































dat gaat naar den bosch toe

That goes to Den Bosch, sweet sweet Gerritje,
That goes to Den Bosch, sweet sweet girl.
What will we drink, dear sweet Gerritje?
What will we drink, dear sweet girl?
Brandy with sugar, sweet sweet Gerritje,
Brandy with sugar, sweet sweet girl.
Who will pay dear sweet Gerritje?
Who will pay dear sweet girl?
The first farmer's best, sweet sweet Gerritje,
The first farmer's best, dear sweet girl.



'Sweet sweet' Gerritje may very well be a notorious outlaw who operated between Antwerp and 's-Hertogenbosch. 'Sweet sweet girl' may be a reference to the fact that he was disguised as an innocent woman when he robbed people. Brandy with sugar at the time was a gallows drink, which means that in this song Gerritje was sent to the court in 's-Hertogenbosch where the death sentence was given.

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