27 March 2013

Daar’s ‘n hoender wat ‘n eier nie kan lê




Verenigende Gereformeerde Kerk (VGK) / Dutch Reformed Mission Church / Carnarvon
Weather vane on the VGK Church in Carnarvon
  
This photo made me think of a song we used to sing as kids.   It is a traditional Afrikaans song about the rooster on top of the church. The words of the song and its translation:

Daar’s ‘n hoender wat ‘n eier nie kan lê
There is a chicken that cannot lay an egg
Daar’s ‘n hoender wat ‘n eier nie kan lê
There is a chicken that cannot lay an egg
Daar’s ‘n hoender wat ‘n eier nie kan lê
There is a chicken that cannot lay an egg
Dis die haan wat op die kerktoring staan
It’s the rooster standing on the church tower
Dis die haan, Dis die haan
It’s the rooster, It’s the rooster
Dis die haan wat op die kerktoring staan
It’s the rooster standing on the church tower

More about all the churches and other buildings we saw in Carnarvon in the next post.

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