Ag pleez deddy

Although I candt put my finger on why, I, like thousands of other South Africans love this song, possibly it's the reference to all those lekker things of one's youth like candy floss and eskimo pies that keep this song fresh and alive. He added, however, that he would always be happy to listen to any future efforts. But as soon as we got back and I stopped the car she would wake up again so I don't know if it was such a good ruse after all.

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Reluctantly I hauled my verse and chorus out of the dustbin, wrote three more verses, added "Voet-sek" and sang dedsy surreptitiously one night to Manny Wainer, the owner of the Cul de Sac, who gave me encouragement and a pound note and said, "Sing it to the people tonight. The song was penned in 'South African creole English', [3] this being the vernacular of young, English-speaking South Africans, containing smatterings of Afrikaans phrases.

Sometimes I would put her in the karrikot and into the back of my Morris Minor the one with the split windscreen and side valves and we'd drive around the Southern suburbs. He added, however, that he would always be happy to listen to any future efforts.

Ag Pleez Deddy

But at least she and her mother got some sleep, until the next feed. The New York Times. Views Read Edit View history. The song's language was that of Jeremy's students, to whom he taught Latin in the southern suburbs of Johannesburg. In the first four verses, a boy pesters his father to take him and his numerous friends to the drive-in theatre, the funfair, a wrestling match, and devdy to a distant beach in Durbanwith a chorus chanting: This page was last edited on 22 Octoberat But as soon as we got back and I stopped the car she would wake up again so I don't know if it was such a good ruse after all.

Reluctantly I hauled my verse and chorus out of the lleez, wrote three more verses, added "Voetsek" and sang it surreptitiously one night to Manny Wainer, the owner of the Cul de Sac, who gave me encouragement and a pound note and said, "Sing it to the people tonight.

The father remains silent until the abortive fifth verse, when he retorts, " voetsek! Jess would sleep then.

Talk to the Webmaster I vividly remember writing this song. It probably was dumb, but three weeks later I read an ar-ticle about a writer, a serious one, who said there was one golden rule about writing and that was to finish whatever you had started, other-wise you would never learn anything. Jess would sleep then.

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A History of South African Literature. Ag pleez deddy won't you take us off to Durban it's only eight hours in the Chevrolet There's spans of sea and sand and sun and fish in the aquarium that's a lekker place for a holiday. Although I candt put my finger on why, I, like thousands of other South Africans love this song, possibly it's the reference to all those lekker things of one's youth like candy floss and eskimo pies that keep this song fresh and alive. It reached 1 on the LM radio charts in June Bird - Malawi Malombo.

I remember the little flat in Violet Street and the room I used to pace around at nights deeddy a cholicky daughter. But as soon as we got back and I stopped the car she would wake up again so I don't know if it was such a good ruse after all.

Sometimes I would put her in the karrikot and into the back of my Morris Minor the one with the split windscreen and side valves and we'd drive around the Southern suburbs. It is full of references to places, brands and entertainment popular among working-class white South Africans.

A gentleman - Phil Goldblatt - listened patiently while I sang it to him then explained that no one would buy it because it wasn't commercial. Jeremy received a gold disc for over 75 units sold of 'Ag Pleez Deddy' - s'true's bob.

Ag sies deddy if we can't kraak to bioscope Or go off to Durban, life's a henguva bore If you won't take us to the zoo Then what the heck else can we do But go on out and moer all the outjies next door Chorus Words and Music by Jeremy Taylor, Transcribed by Rodney Currin with assistance from Brian Currin, August You just have to take each one as it comes.

Chorus - Popcorn chewing gum peanuts and bubble gum ice cream candyfloss and Eskimo Pie ag deddy, how we miss nigger balls and liquorice Pepsi-cola ginger beer and Canada Dry.

I remember the little flat in Violet Street and the room I used to pace around at nights nursing a cholicky daughter. He added, however, that he would always be happy to listen to any future efforts.

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I vividly remember writing this song. On release inthe song caused significant controversy, with many Afrikaners unhappy about the mixing of Afrikaans and English in the lyrics, and its 'far-from-flattering' description of working-class whites, although some praised it for its 'gutsiness'. A gentleman - Phil Goldblatt - listened patiently while I sang it to him then explained that no one would buy it because it wasn't commercial. Everything you ever knew about copyright is wrong:

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