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Pastoral is a duet between Ramses Shaffy and Liesbeth List from 1969. The lyrics of the song was written by Richard Nadeau on music by Boudewijn de Groot.

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The lyrics of the song describes a conversation between the Sun (Shaffy) and the Earth (List). Shaffy is like "Sun" arrogant and fiery (Comets, moons and planets, it's all about me). List is the Sun worshipping Earth, who prefers to be fully sunlit ('k Would rather burn tonight, take me with you when you go to sleep in the sea) and the dark abhors (The night is too cold, the Moon grey).

Nijgh wrote the song in the psychedelic atmosphere of the 1960s and as a parody on the mystical atmosphere of Mozart's the magic flute. He was inspired by the relationship between Shaffy and the ladies who fell in love with him. The "clouds towers" is a term derived from Shakespeare to Nadal. [1]

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The single was 14 weeks and twelve weeks in the Top 40 in the Hilversum 3 Top 30. The song reached the third place In both lists. Each year the number is high in theRadio 2 Top 2000 of.

On May 2, 2008 won the Flemish duo Nicole & Hugo, that on behalf of Belgium took part in the Eurovision Song Contest 1973, with this song in the final of the third series of So there is only one, a song contest onone. The duo also won the Radio 2 Zomerhit 2008.

In the series 't Smoking Schaep (2009) was "Pastoral" one of the songs that were sung by Pierre Bokma and Loes Luca.

Chart Positions[Edit]Edit

"Pastorale" in the Dutch Top 40 - 27-09-1969
Week 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Number 39 14 7 4 3 3 3 4 4 8 13 17 24 29 from
"Pastorale" in the Single Top 100 - within 27-09-1969
Week 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Number 29 9 3 3 5 4 4 8 8 12 16 25 from

Radio 2 Top 2000[Edit]Edit

Number (s) with markings

in the Radio 2 Top 2000

' 99 ' 00 ' 01 ' 02 ' 03 ' 04 ' 05 ' 06 ' 07 ' 08 ' 09 ' 10 ' 11 ' 12 ' 13
Pastoral 80 119 58 40 51 43 33 24 51 40 6 21 27 46 42

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