Koos Kombuis

Koos Kombuis and David Kramer co-wrote this song that appears on Koos’ album “Langpad na lekkersing” (released in 2016). A song about someone who wants to leave return to the place where he grew up, the place he regards as home. Music video produced by: Pictures to go. Director: Hanné Koster.

Koos Kombuis captured live at the Aardvark pub in London, UK on the night of Friday, May 30, 2008. This is the eighteenth and final number of the evening – a relatively uninspired version of “Liefde uit die Oude Doos”.

See http://malfark.blogspot.com/2008/05/pioneering-spirits.html for concert report.

Track 18/18

Pautz Productions Pomerania
Photographer: Mark Pautz

Koos Kombuis is gebore as André le Roux du Toit op 5 November 1954.

Hy is ‘n musikant, sanger, liedjieskrywer en skrywer wat deel was van die Voëlvry-beweging in Suid-Afrika.

www.kooskombuis.co.za
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From the 2008 album Bloedrivier

Literal translation: Fuckall Song

Welkom op die airport, dit is die jaar 2010
Ek neem aan julle is hier om sokkergames te sien
Ons het nou eindelik ‘n kans om vir die wereld iets te wys
Van ons vriendelike democracy so maak jouself maar tuis

Fokol petrol, fokol diesel, fokol tv, fokol krag,
fokol water in jou whisky
Fokol jokes om voor te lag,
fokol pille by die kliniek
fokol dokters as jy vra
fokol ouens om die vullis op jou pavement weg te dra

Welkom in Suid-Afrika
Ja, welkom in Suid-Afrika

Op linkerhand sien jy die ruins van Distrik Ses,
Op regterhand ‘n skollie met ‘n knuppel en ‘n mes
Sorry oor die airportbus wat alweer ‘n bietjie laat is
Sorry oor die potholes wat nog altyd in die straat is
Ons wil baie graag dit opfieks maar die workers het gestaak
En net toe ons daai kak uitgesort het, het ons Eskom power weer opgeraak

Fokol treine, fokol taxis, fokol geld en fokol jobs
Fokol robots wat nog werk
En fokol traffic cops
Jy kan maar kla en kla
Maar dit help niks, dit help niks
So fokken baie fokol in Suid-Afrika
Ja, daar is so fokken baie fokol in Suid-Afrika

Maar anyway, welkom in Suid-Afrika
Ja ja, welkom in Suid-Afrika

Ons het ‘n moerse stadion hier langs die see gebou
Want ons is finished met apartheid en oranje-blanje-blou
Net jammer daars niks geld nie
Elke dorp het nou ‘n nuwe naam
en moenie worry oor die squatterkamp net langs die sokkerveld
Ons is ten minste nie meer skaam nie

Nou gaan almal saamsing, die laaste versie:
Fokol fokol
fokol fokol
fokol fokol…

Welcome on the Airport
It’s the year 2010
I assume you hear to see the football (“soccer games”)
We’ve finally got a chance to show the world something
of our friendly democracy
So make yourself at home

Fuck all petrol
Fuck all Diesel
Fuck all gas
And fuck power
Fuck all water in your whiskey
Fuck jokes to laugh about
Fuck pills at the clinic
Fuck all doctors if you ask
Fuck all guys to carry away the rubbish on your pavements
Yesssss
Welcome in South Africa
Yesssss
Welcome in South Africa

On your left hand guv(1), you’ll see the ruins of district six
On your right a vagabond with a club and a knife
Sorry about the airport bus which is a bit late again
Sorry about the potholes that are always in the street
We very much wanted to fix them, but the workers went on strike
And just when we got that shit sorted out, the Eskom(2) power ran out again

Fuck all gardens
Fuck all taxis
Fuck all money
And fuck all Chocs(3)
Fuck all robots(4) which still work
And fuck all traffic cops
Fuck all houses in the townships
It doesn’t help to complain
There’s so much fuck’n fuck all in South Africa
Yesssss
Welcome in South Africa
Yesssss, yes, yes
Welcome in South Africa

We built a massive stadium, were next to the sea – touch wood
We are finished with Apartheid, and the orange white and blue(5)
Every town has now got a new name, just a pity there’s no money
And erm don’t worry about the squatter camp right next to the football field
Mandela was our first President, he now a little old
Mbeki(6) followed him, that was probably our first mistake
They are toi-toing(7) all over the place
And they sing Um sini wami, in the meantime get you bathing suit on
because here comes the Zuma( stunami

Fuck all,Fuck all,Fuck all…

(1) Larni is an Indian word meaning important person, like the English use the term guv’nor
(2) Eskom is the only utility company providing electricity in South Africa
(3) Chocolate
(4) Traffic lights
(5) Colours of the Apartheid era flag of South Africa
(6) Previous South African president
(7) Protest marching and dancing – African style

Afrikaanse Musiek Koos Kombuis
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Koos Kombuis Vet Vrou Aasvoelklub

From his “Niemandsland” album released by Shifty Records in 1990. www.shifty.co.za album available on: http://kooskombuis.bandcamp.com/album/niemandsland.

Shot live by Craig Matthew while tracking Niemandsland at Shifty Studio when it was situated near Uncle Charlies, south of Joburg. Gary Herselman (Piet Pers)…

Koos kombuis Afrikaans classic Lisa se klavier.

Vlaglose weergawe. Geniet! Foto: http://eventful.com/johannesburg/events/koos-kombuis-die-blou-hond-/E0-001-048752456-2.

www.kooskombuis.co.za www.cdbaby.com/cd/kooskombuis From the 2008 album Bloedrivier Literal translation: Johnny Is Not Dead Onderkant die wind by die spoor, …

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