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Afrikaans Children's Folksongs

Afrikaans Children's Folksongs

Dr. Ora Dreyer sings “children's” songs in a broad sense: not only are the songs suitable for young children but also for older ones, as many of the songs are about courtship. She accompanies her high clear voice with a jazzy guitar, enhancing the underlying cheerfulness of the songs, many of which were originally sung at picnics and social gatherings. The Afrikaans language evolved from the Dutch spoken by the early Boers—the Dutch settlers in South Africa—during the 1700s, and it is still spoken in several countries in southern Africa. Dr. Dreyer's source for these songs is a book published in Pretoria between 1918 and 1921.

Track Listing

101
Transvaler Is Plesierig, Die Ora Dreyer 1:44
102
Rokkies Wou Sy Dra Ora Dreyer 1:26
103
So Ry Die Trein Ora Dreyer 1:26
104
Wat Maak Oom Kalie Daar Ora Dreyer 2:21
105
Gertjie Ora Dreyer 3:08
106
De Vosperd Ora Dreyer 0:57
107
Hoe Ry Die Boere Ora Dreyer 3:52
201
Suikerbosse Ora Dreyer 3:20
202
Vay Jou Goed En Trek Ferreira Ora Dreyer 1:16
203
Ek Soek Na My Dina Ora Dreyer 1:46
204
Jan Pierewiet Ora Dreyer 2:02
205
AAI, AAI, Die Wtborskraai Ora Dreyer 2:03
206
Aanstap Rooies Ora Dreyer 1:21
207
My Hartjie, My Liefie Ora Dreyer 1:04

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