Sproetjies  (Lyrics)
Dana Winner sings in Afrikaans, but scroll down for Aria's English interpretation made from Sproetjies' translation.

Daar's 'n park in my tuisdorp ver weg van die stad se lawaai
Waar die kinders na skool in die middag kom speel en baljaar
En eendag sien ek 'n klein dogtertjie eenkant alleen.
Met traantjies wat rol oor haar sproet gesiggie heen

KOOR
En ek s Sproetjies liefling daar's 'n renboog in jou o
Wil jy graag 'n groot geheim hoor , Almal wil graag soos jy wees
Want jy's pragtig , lieflik , en sy druk saggies my hand,
En s, "Ek wens ek kon my deur jou o sien."

Al die somers en winters is nou reeds so lankal verby
En die glimlag van jonk wees verberg soms die ou hartseer pyn
En eendag sien ek Sproetjies weer en my o staar verdwaas
Want die lelike eendjie verander in die mooiste swan.

1/2 KOOR
En ek se sproetjies, jy's pragtig
En sy druk saggies my hand
En s, "Ek wens ek kon my deur jou o sien."

Ek gaan by die skouburg een aand na 'n opvoering kyk
En daar dans 'n meisie wat net soos 'n Fe prinses lyk
Met 'n glimlag so stralend begroet sy die hele gehoor
Ek sien toe di's Sproetjies wat harte so bekoor.

KOOR
En ek s , Sproetjies, liefling , daar's 'n renboog in jou o
Onthou jy nog die parkie, en die trane in jou o
Sproetjies, jy's pragtig, en ek hou haar teen my vas
Sy s , ek wens ek kon my deur jou o sien.

Ek wens ek kon my deur jou o sien.

There's a park in my hometown far away from the noise of the town
Where the school kids would come in the evenings to play 'n romp around.
One day, I saw a small girl standing off to the side on her own
With tears rolling down freckled cheeks, so all alone.

And I said, "Sproetjies, my sweetie,
There's a rainbow in your eyes.
Wanna hear a great big secret?
Everyone wants to be like you."
Because you're precious, my sweet thing,
And gently she squeezed my hand, and said,
I wish that I could see me through your eyes.

All the summers and winters have now all gone by and by
And the smile of youth covers the pain of heartaches sometimes.
One day I saw Sproetjies again, just couldn't believe my eyes.
'Cause the ugly little duckling had changed into a beautiful swan.
And I said, "Sproetjies, you're such a beauty."
And gently she squeezed my hand, and said,
I wish that I could see me through your eyes.

I went to the theatre one evening to take in a show.
I saw a girl dancing, as fair as any princess we've known.
With a smile that was sure to have stolen everyone's heart.
It was Sproetjies there stealing the show with all that charm.

And I said, "Sproetjies, my sweetness,
There's a rainbow in your eyes.
Do you still recall the park and tears that filled your eyes?"
Sproetjies, you're a beauty and I held her close to me.
She said, I wish that I could see me through your eyes.
I just wish I could see me through your eyes.

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