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Brel humorously skewers the conservatism of the women of his native Flanders and the clergy that rules over them. This song was written in 1959 and performed here in 1962. It is reportedly the only song Brel ever did an encore for, and that was after he was booed by the Flemish for singing it. His comic distortions of words here make it a masterpiece of social satire.