"This is a brief song that children may sing around the holiday Sinterklaas and in it they basically ask Sinterklaas to get dressed and come to Holland :-) I believe you know that he 'lives' in Spain and the word 'Tabberd' refers to a toga-like garment as seen in pictures." -Francisca

Sinterklaas, goed heilig man - Dutch Children's Songs - The Netherlands - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image


*A tabberd is a sleeveless cloak.
**Appeltjes van oranje (Apples from Orange) - This can refer to a dowry or it can simply mean "oranges".



Many thanks to F.S. for the translation and the recording!

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Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Sinterklaas, goed heilig man

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Image: St. Nicholas "Lipensky" (Russian icon from Lipnya Church of St. Nicholas in Novgorod), Aleksa Petrov, 1294.

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