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Lindakron
Sweet Inspiration


Canada
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Posted - 20/03/2008 :  21:16:53  Show Profile  Send Lindakron a Yahoo! Message Send Lindakron a Private Message
Take a look at "Opa Gerrit", he's one cool guy, uploading his stuff to youtube.


Opa Gerrit zingt: Dusty Springfield - You don't have to say you love me:
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There are more links, and he apparently plays the electric guitar too. He's my new superstar.

x - Linda - x

Carole R.
Higher and Higher



United Kingdom
13792 Posts

Posted - 21/03/2008 :  00:26:59  Show Profile Send Carole R. a Private Message
That was lovely...

Rock on Opa Gerrit!...

Its such a brilliant tune isn't it?

Hits the heart strings every time...

I think he did a grand job of it... Can he get over to Dusty Day?

Thanks Linda,

Carole xxx

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Sara
Higher and Higher



United Kingdom
9401 Posts

Posted - 21/03/2008 :  00:55:03  Show Profile Send Sara a Private Message
That was ace!
Where's he from? What language is that in the text?
Hey, did anyone else used to think "just be close at hand" was "just because you can" when they first heard it? Or was that just me?

Sara x
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Lindakron
Sweet Inspiration



Canada
2740 Posts

Posted - 21/03/2008 :  01:03:12  Show Profile  Send Lindakron a Yahoo! Message Send Lindakron a Private Message
It's Dutch, and I believe the text at the side says that Opa Gerrit takes requests.

My favourite line lost-in-translation: "Believe me, I'll never lie you down". Aww!! I love this guy.

x - Linda - x
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Sara
Higher and Higher



United Kingdom
9401 Posts

Posted - 21/03/2008 :  01:06:23  Show Profile Send Sara a Private Message
LOL! I liked that bit too!

Sara x
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jackflash
Brand New Me



Netherlands
91 Posts

Posted - 21/03/2008 :  14:32:13  Show Profile Send jackflash a Private Message
Gerrit is a real typical traditional Dutch name and opa means grandpa, so in English, it would be Grandpa George.

Jack(yes, that's my real name) xx


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Lindakron
Sweet Inspiration



Canada
2740 Posts

Posted - 21/03/2008 :  14:38:44  Show Profile  Send Lindakron a Yahoo! Message Send Lindakron a Private Message
My Opa's name was Gerrit Willem, just like most other Opas. LOL

x - Linda - x
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jackflash
Brand New Me



Netherlands
91 Posts

Posted - 21/03/2008 :  14:49:37  Show Profile Send jackflash a Private Message
That means you got Dutch blood, Linda. My mother told me a few years ago I got American-Mexican blood because her biological father was an American with latino blood. He was a private during WWII and she was nurse. You get it?

Jack xx

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Carla
Wishing And Hoping



Netherlands
298 Posts

Posted - 21/03/2008 :  20:16:52  Show Profile Send Carla a Private Message
LOL! Linda....Opa Gerrit takes request... Doesn't he do well? And Dutch...

And it is great song...but it became immortal when Dusty recorded it...and eventhough it was covered by a lot of other artist...
No-one even comes remotely close to Dusty.

Louise xx
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