Ay Marieke

(Brel-Jouannest)


Ay Marieke, Marieke
So long ago
There was a boy
I loved him so

Ay Marieke, Marieke
I loved him so
But that was once
And long ago

When we'd roam the flowered fields
Ah, the fields were greener then
Never have I seen the fields
Ever grow so green again

Then was when the silver bells
Filled the air with sounds of spring
Then was when the silver skies
Was sounded with the endless echoing

Ay Marieke, Marieke
Where did you go?
The boy I loved
So long ago

Ay Marieke, Marieke
Where did he go?
The boy I loved
So long ago

Where is he when here am I
Longing for an ancient spring
Longing for the silver bells
To set my heart a-blossoming

Longing for the silver sounds
To fill the air with clamoring
But, where is there in all the air
The name to set my heart a-hammering

Ay Marieke, Marieke
Where did he go?
The boy I loved
So long ago

Ay Marieke, Marieke
And did he know
I loved him so
So long ago

Still I'd see the chilly skies
Filled with sighs of yesteryear
Still, I hear the silver cries
Of bells that will not disappear

Silver bells and silver skies
Memories revive again
Where is there the silver bells
To make me come alive again?

Ay Marieke, Marieke
And did he know
I loved him so
So long ago

Ay Marieke, Marieke
Where did he go?
The boy I loved
So long ago

Ay Marieke, Marieke
And did he know
I loved him still
I love him so

Ay Marieke, Marieke
Where did he go?
And does he know
I loved him so?
I love him so
I love him so


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