Label: Universal Music Belgium - 533.030-2 • Series: Funiculi Funicula - Beste Uit 20 Jaar Funiculi Funicula - The Final Edition • Format: 4x, CD Compilation Box Set • Country: Belgium • Genre: Electronic, Jazz, Rock, Latin, Pop, Classical, Folk, World, & Country, Stage & Screen • Style: Chanson, Pop Rock, Romantic, Classical, Modern Classical, Polka, Vocal, Easy Listening, Soundtrack, Baroque, Ballad
It also exists in a Dutch-language version as " Mijn vlakke land " "My Flat Country"also performed by him. Recorded on 6 Marchthe song describes the North Sea as the final wasteland of Belgium's borders, then mentions the mist, the winds from all corners and cathedrals as "the only mountains" his country has. Brel sees the sky as "so low" that "a canal gets lost", and "so gray", that "a canal would hang itself".
The low brooding sky brings his people humility. Yet, despite the grey skies and rain he still declares his country as "his". It is a region with many open fields and few Baby Love - Various - 16 #1 Hits From The Early 60s. Because this landscape is rather typical not only of the West Flandersbut of large swathes of the Low Countriesthe Dutch version of the song is popular in the Netherlands.
The success encountered in Paris by his Swiss mentor Mogadishu - Kareem - Mesmer Jean Villard Gilles ' " La Venoge ", about an unknown little river, inspired and encouraged him to write the song.
Valencian singer Ovidi Montllor wrote a largely modified version, "El Meu Poble Alcoi" "My Hometown Alcoi "which he dedicated to the city where he was born and grown up. The song was also referenced in the original French language version of Asterix in Belgiumwhere the Belgian leader tells AsterixObelix Morrisons Lament - Jimi Hendrix - Purple Haze Vitalstatistix that "in his flat country oppidums are the only mountains.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Concept [ edit ] Recorded on 6 Marchthe song describes the North Sea as the final wasteland of Belgium's borders, then mentions the mist, the winds from all corners and cathedrals as "the only mountains" his country has. In popular culture [ edit ] The success encountered in Paris by his Mijn Vlakke Land (Le Plat Pays) - Marc Brillouet - Het Beste Uit 20 Jaar Funiculi Funicula - The Fin mentor friend Jean Villard Gilles ' " La Venoge ", about an unknown little river, inspired and encouraged him to write the song.
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