Hondevrou(Dog woman)

Hondevrou(Dog woman)

marthienel's picture



Hondevrou-Marthie Nel Hauptfleisch-Woman On Fire

Liner Notes: 

Song I adapted for a friend who is starting his journey on songwriting.
Dogwoman- Jaco Louw

1. She is standing by the road with her dog.
She looked with her eyes on the ground.
her skin is scorched brown
her veins shallow, want to bleed

2. She is waiting for a young girl's dream
She listens to hear more fairy tales
But her story is long gone
Time caught her, already got het

Can we just once again
simply be human children.
naive and full of simplicity
Without fear for today or forever
We rewrite the last chapter of our being human.

Her mouth laughed (wide) with one tooth wide open.
And just ask for her daily bread
Her friends are people who belong on the street
Her mouth laughed
Her hands are open.


Hondevrou- Jaco Louw

1. Sy staan teen die pad met haar hond.
Sy kyk met haar oë op die grond.
haar vel is bruin geskroei
haar aartjies vlak, wil bloei

2. Sy wag op ‘n jongmeisiedroom
Sy luister om nog sprokies te hoor
Maar haar storie is lank reeds verby
Die tyd het haar gevang, reeds gekry

Kan ons net weer eenkeer
bloot mensekinders wees.
naief en vol eenvoud
Sonder vrees vir vandag of vir altyd
Herskryf ons die laaste hoofstuk van ons menswees.

Haar mond lag (wyd) met een tand wyd oop.
En vra net vir haar daaglikse brood
Haar vriende is mense wat op die straat hoort
Haar mond lag
Haar hande is oop.

Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.


cindyrella's picture

This is so touching! Such wonderful piano and your vocals are incredible!

kahlo2013's picture

Lovely song, Marthie! It flows so beautifully. Thank you for including the translation.

phoenixash's picture

You are the master of softness, gentleness and smoothness, it is still super poignant and strong. A delicious knife.