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I'm looking for the lyrics of ....

an old afrikaans song called, Bobbejaan klim die berg.

Living in Belgium as a former afrikaans speaking person, I was often confronted with belgians singing this song to me. Last week someone sang it to me with the weirdest words, which he thought to be the original text.

Maybe there are afrikaans speaking bomites who can help me out with the original text or any history about this song will be welcome.

The dutch version of this song will be welcome too.

Thanks

Cerinthe

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Thanks Outofafrica, do you happen to know who the Stellenbos se boys were?

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This is the words to the song I used to sing ...

Bobbejaan klim die berg, so haastig en so lastig;
bobbejaan klim die berg, so haastig en so lastig;
bobbejaan klim die berg om die boere te vererg.
Hoera vir die jollie bobbejaan!
O moenie huil nie, o moenie treur nie, die Stellenbosse boys kom weer.
O moenie huil nie, o moenie treur nie, die Stellenbosse boys kom weer.

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Hi Gerda, yes, this is the way the belgians sing it.  Smiling

I'm trying to find out why they changed the lyrics the way they did.

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Ceri, I did a little google search and found this, is this the song you are looking for ? :

Bobbejaan klim die berg

Bobbejaan klim die berg so haestig en so lustig
Bobbejaan klim die berg so haestig en so lustig
Bobbejaan klim die berg om die Rooinek te vererg'
Hoera voor die Boer hoera!
Je moe nie huil nie
Je moe nie treur nie, die Stellenboschse kerls kom' weer!
Je moe nie huil nie
Je moe nie treur nie, die Stellenboschse kerls kom' weer!

Bobbejaan sluip die dal so haestig en zo lustig
Bobbejaan sluip die dal so haestig en zo lustig
Bobbejaan sluip die dal om die Rooinek te verval
Hoera voor die Boer hoera!
Je moe nie huil nie
Je moe nie treur nie, die Stellenboschse kerls kom' weer!
Je moe nie huil nie
Je moe nie treur nie, die Stellenboschse kerls kom' weer!

Bobbejaan kruip die haag so haestig en so lustig
Bobbejaan kruip die haag so haestig en so lustig
Bobbejaan kruip die haag om die Rooinek te verjaag
Hoera voor die Boer hoera!
Je moe nie huil nie
Je moe nie treur nie, die Stellenboschse kerls kom' weer!
Je moe nie huil nie
Je moe nie treur nie, die Stellenboschse kerls kom' weer!

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