Friday

Bubbling under: Pastorale (Liesbeth List & Ramses Shaffy)

Dutch song writer Lennaert Nijgh is mostly known for the songs of Boudewijn de Groot, who always contributed the music. This combo saved one of their best compositions for singer/cabaret artist Liesbeth List and actor/singer Ramses Shaffy (image credit). The 1968 song Pastorale (Pastoral) is a beautiful duet, in which Liesbeth sings the lines of the little girl in love with the sun, whilst Ramses sings the lines of the sun, trying to convince her that this is an impossible love. Beautiful lyrics, as usual with Nijgh, bordering on poetry. Excellent melody to boot.

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