Potje met vet

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“Ik heb een potje met vet” (“I’ve got a jar of fat”) is a traditional Dutch song. It was traditionally sung by soldiers[1] but now is very popular for singing during long walks[2] and bus journeys.[3] It can be seen as the Dutch version of the similar English song “99 Bottles of Beer”.
Lyrics[edit]
Dit is het eerste couplet.
Ik heb een potje met vet,
Al op de tafel gezet.
Ik heb een potje potje potje potje ve-e-et,
Al op de tafel gezet.
Dit is het tweede couplet… etc.
Translation into English:
This is the first verse.
I’ve got a little jar of fat (grease),
I’ve got a little, little, little jar of fa-a-at
and put it on the table.
This is the second verse.
etc.
References[edit]

^ Schilt, Jan (1969). Soldaatje spelen onder de smaragden gordel. Van Gennep. p. 31. OCLC 14578804. 
^ “Op zoek naar een nieuw ‘potje met vet'”. Het Agrarish Dagblad. Reed Business. 3 June 2009. Retrieved 6 January 2010. 
^ “Een zeemeermin in de bus”. Trouw. 18 June 1994. Retrieved 6 January 2010. 

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