FlinterFile: The Amazing Stroopwafels- Oude Maasweg

Probably one of the most beautiful, if not the best, Dutch song ever made.The song is inspired by Leon Russell’s Manhattan Island Serenade, which is sung in the first part of the song. The second part of the song is in Dutch and tells the story of a man who stands on the Oude Maasweg, in the rain, with a Ford Transit that is out of gas. He stays there, at a quarter to three, unable to come to his love. Wim Kerkhof, who wrote the song, lived in a flat and could see the Oude Maasweg from there, with one side ending at the water, looking out on the chemical industry with its lights, and the other way the way lead to his flat. He loved the contrast and used it in this song. Though it never was a big hit, it has become a real classic in the Dutch pop history. Enjoy

The Amazing Stroopwafels- Oude Maasweg


Posted on December 15, 2017, in 1980-1989, Dutch classics, FlinterFiles Song Archive and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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