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Offline zatexnz

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Groen....
« on: April 26, 2007, 04:58:40 pm »
I just picked up a small stack of square Post-it notes, with which I intend numbering all the paperwork, and realised it's a bright lime green... and immediately the tune and words came...

Groen is die land van..... NZ!

Here are the original words, and so easily we can now put in the words of NZ instead of Natal, but what bird would we substitute for the eagle?  Oh how I miss the call of the Fish Eagle!

GROEN IS DIE LAND VAN NATAL

Woorde: ANTON DE WAAL
Musiek: ALI ARLETOWICZ; verwerk: DIRKIE DE VILLIERS

Groen is die land van Natal;
wyd lê die velde omheen.
Wolke seil hoog in die blou hemelboog
en 'n arend vlieg na die son.
Groen is die land van Natal;
daar waar die bergbokke wei.
Stil wil ek droom langs 'n koel waterstroom,
van die wêrelddrang afgeskei.
Teen die randjie staan 'n huis
waar my hart ontwaak.
Saans wag my beminde daar;
die dag is dan volmaak.
Groen is die land van Natal;
heuwel en vlakte en dal.
Hier is ons tuis waar die koel winde suis
in die groen, groen land van Natal.

Kopiereg van melodie en teks: Impala, 1967.
lekker sweet as, y'all
~ Colleen