alles in de wind
alles in de wind
daar liep een schipperskind
alles in de wind
alles in de wind
daar liep een schipperskind

kom hier rosa
je bent m’n zusje
je bent m’n zusje
kom hier rosa
je bent m’n zusje
ja ja

oh wat een spijt
oh wat een spijt
nu ben ik m’n zusje kwijt
oh wat een spijt
oh wat een spijt
nu ben ik m’n zusje kwijt

kom hier rosa
je bent een ander
je bent een ander
kom hier rosa
je bent een ander
ja ja
een ander
ja ja

onder de brug
onder de brug
vond ik mijn zusje terug
onder de brug
onder de brug
vond ik mijn zusje terug

kom hier rosa
kom hier rosa
je bent m’n liefje
kom hier rosa
je bent m’n liefje
ja ja

kom hier rosa
kom hier rosa


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    My InterpretationWell, I know it's an old song (a children's song, I think?), but I do think there might yet be some meaning to it.

    Seems to me it's about a girl the story-teller likes, considering her a sister ("Je bent m'n zusje, je bent m'n zusje"). I think in the first verse and refrain, they're both still young children. Then, when in the second verse it is said that the singer loses the sister, I think this is meant metaphorically. In fact, they don't actually lose her, but find that she changes and perhaps they do as well (in the refrain, "Je bent een ander, je bent een ander"). Thus "o wat een spijt, o wat een spijt" could refer in some way to the hardships of growing up. Then, when they find her again in the third verse, this might mean that they reconnect as the new people they are, and their relationship is now more mature: a romantic relationship ("Je bent m'n liefje, je bent m'n liefje") (although it seems they still see her a bit as a sister since they say "vond ik m'n zusje terug"). In this way, it might be a sort of coming-of-age song, and it seems quite appropriate that my mom used to sing this song when she was younger while playing a game with her classmates that involved, I believe, picking someone from a circle and kissing them etc.

    Admittably, this interpretation doesn't explain the mention of the "schipperskind" (skipper's child) in the first verse. Also, if it really is only metaphorically that the singer loses Rosa, I still have to explain why it is so explicitly said that it is under the bridge that they rediscover Rosa, which seems so literal. For my metaphorical interpretation to make sense, these things should also symbolize something, but I couldn't be sure what, yet.
    Whatsifsowhatsiton January 30, 2010   Link

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