Jacques Brel Marieke English subtitles

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Thelma Thelma Blitz
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Brel's native Belgium is a land of two languages, French and Flemish Dutch. This unusual song goes back and forth between the two languages as he laments the loss of a woman from Bruges ( West Flanders) to Ghent (East Flanders). This is a shortened and simplified version of a song that can be found, in full, on Infiniment. It's been recorded in the original by Judy Collins and adapted in English by Shuman/Blau for the play Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris . Marieke is a fine example of Brel's use of crescendo , a building of emotion, force and passion to an explosive ending , even wilder on the CD than here.

6 comments

"Il y a longtemps" should have been translated "it was long ago."
By Thelma Thelma Blitz 2 years ago
Entre les tours de Bruges et Gand
By Jean-pierre Rocher 2 years ago
Superbe chanson !! mais je tiens a préciser à notre chere lightning49 qu'il s'agit du Néerlandais , le Flamand n'est en aucun cas la langue qu'il utilise , merci .
By Clément 6 years ago
Une des plus belles ! Fière d'être belge aussi !
By DeesseDePhiphi 7 years ago
c'est triste à mourir quand paris dort encore
By A . KHALID 7 years ago
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