FlinterFile: Ramses Shaffy & Liesbeth List- Pastorale

In 1969, the Dutch singers Ramses Shaffy and Liesbeth List released what would become a classic in Dutch pop music.The song, Pastorale (Pastourelle) describes the relationship between the sun (Ramses Shaffy) and a child on the beach on earth (Liesbeth List). The child doesn’t want the sun to disappear and would like to come with him in the night, but the sun is arrogant and says no-one can love the sun, although he is the one who has everything in his hand. The song was written by Lennaert Nijgh and Boudewijn de Groot, two songwriters who made a lot of classics. They were inspired by the opera Die Zauberflöte by Mozart, and the women who were in love with Ramses Shaffy. During the recording in Berlin, Thijs van Leer (Focus) popped in, he can also be heard singing in the end, the second to last ‘Ik heb je lief’. The song was a number 3 hit in the Netherlands. Enjoy

Ramses Shaffy & Liesbeth List- Pastorale


Posted on September 15, 2017, in 1960-1969, Dutch classics, FlinterFiles Song Archive and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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