Spring me (Lente me)

Spring me

When I saw this clip on television, I thought it was time to do something with it. Translating “Lente me” took a while. But tonight I was finally satisfied with the result. For every non-English, get to know the work of Toon Hermans.

Toon Hermans was a Dutch comedian, singer and write. He rose to his fame during the sixties, seventies and eighties of the Twentieth Century. There was a short period where he also made fame abroad.

The live of Hermans wasn’t always easy. Depression and the loss of the love of his life, made him to write this. As you can imagine, it took me a while to get the words right. I didn’t do it half as good as Hermans did, but I tried.

 

Spring me

Toon Hermans

Spring me

I sing you, I refrain you
I sherry you and I wither you
I cello and I wing you
I Rembrandt you and I Breugel you
I coffee and I tea you
I beach you and I ocean you
I spell you and I browse you
I mother and I father you
But if I was to ask something
And this goes further than a kiss
May I ask you
that you would do something for me

 

Spring me, Summer me

September me and Winter me
’cause I love you forever
Morning me, afternoon me
Vespertine me and night me
Stay with me, please

In your eyes I see again the blossom of the appletree
And your Summer is on my cheek to feel
I see the foliage fall on our sweet dream
And the lights of Christmas, I see them moving on the couch

 

Spring me, Summer me
September me and Winter me
’cause I love you forever
Morning me, afternoon me
Vespertine me and night me
Stay with me, please

 

Spring me, Summer me
September me and Winter me

The original version is in Dutch. This is the original version by Toon Hermans:

Lente me

Toon Hermans

 

Ik zing je, ik refrein je
Ik sherry en ik kwijn je
Ik cello en ik vleugel je
Ik Rembrandt en ik Breugel je
Ik koffie en ik thee je
Ik strand je en ik zee je
Ik spel je en ik blader je
Ik moeder en ik vader je
Maar zou ik jou iets mogen vragen
En dat gaat veel verder dan een zoen
Zou ik jou wat mogen vragen
Zou jij voor mij wat willen doen

 

Lente me, zomer me
September me en winter me
Want ik heb jou voor altijd lief
Morgen me, middag me
Avond me en nacht me
Blijf bij me asjeblieft

 

Ik zie in je ogen weer de bloesem van de appelboom
En je zomers kan ik voelen op m’n wang
Ik zie de bladeren weer vallen op onze lieve droom
En de lichtjes van kerstmis zie ik bewegen op de bank

 

Lente me, zomer me
September me en winter me
Want ik heb jou voor altijd lief
Morgen me, middag me
Avond me en nacht me
Blijf bij me asjeblieft

Lente me, zomer me
September me en winter me

 

 

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