The Fortunes - Seasons in the sun
Tekst en muziek: Jacques Brel / Vertaling: Rod McKuen
(1969)






You Emil, my trusted friend
We’ve known each other since we were nine or ten
Together we climbed hills and trees
Learned of love and ABC’s
Skinned our hearts and skinned our knees



You Emil, it’s hard to die
When all the birds are singing in the sky
Now that the spring is in the air
Pretty girls are everywhere
Think of me and I’ll be there



We had joy, we had fun, we had seasons in the sun
But the hills we used to climb were just seasons out of time
All our lives we had fun
But the hills we used to climb were just seasons out of time



You Papa, please pray for me
I was the black sheep of the family
You tried to teach me right from wrong
Too much wine and too much song
I wonder how I got along



You Papa, it’s hard to die
When all the birds are singing in the sky
Now that the spring is in the air
Little children everywhere
Think of me and I’ll be there



We had joy, we had fun, we had seasons in the sun
But the hills we used to climb were just seasons out of time
All our lives we had fun
But the hills we used to climb were just seasons out of time



You Francoise, my trusted wife
Without you I’d had a lonely life
You cheated lots of times with them
I forgave you in the end
Though your lover was my friend



We had joy, we had fun, we had seasons in the sun
But the hills we used to climb were just seasons out of time
All our lives we had fun
But the hills we used to climb were just seasons out of time



We had joy, we had fun, we had seasons in the sun
But the hills we used to climb were just seasons out of time
All our lives we had fun
But the hills we used to climb were just seasons out of time



We had joy, we had fun, we had seasons in the sun
But the hills we used to climb were just seasons out of time
All our lives we had fun
But the hills we used to climb were just seasons out of time









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