Op een grote paddestoel

Lyrics - Dutch

(Folk song from Belgium)

Op een grote paddestoel,
Rood met witte stippen,
Zat kabouter Spillebeen,
Heen en weer te wippen.
Krak, zei toen de paddestoel,
Met een diepe zucht,
Allebei de beentjes,
Hoepla in de lucht!

Maar kabouter Spillebeen
Ging toch door met wippen.
Op die grote paddestoel,
Rood met witte stippen.
Daar kwam Vader Langbaard aan
En die zei toen luid:
“Moet dat stoeltje ook kapot?
Spillebeen, schei uit!”

English Translation - On a big mushroom

On a big mushroom,
Red with white dots.
Sat Gnome Spillebeen
to rock back and forth.
Crack, then said the mushroom,
with a deep sigh.
Both legs
up in the air.

But Gnome Spillebeen,
still continued to seesaw.
On that big mushroom,
Red with white dots.
Father Longbeard arrived
and then he said loudly:
“Does that chair have to be broken too?*
Spillleg, get out!”

*i.e. “Will you break that chair too?”

See also


  • Song with chords (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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