1001 South African Songs You Must Hear Before You Go Deaf

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Sonvanger – Valiant Swart

Sonvanger – Valiant Swart (Catching some rays)

Maanhare by Valiant Swart

Maanhare by Valiant Swart

Valiant Swart is known for his rock and blues music, but every now and then he slips into a gentle mood and creates beautiful ballads. Sonvanger is one of his most popular of these. A haunting cello (courtesy of Jaco Viljoen) underpins Valiant’s delicate, almost whispered vocals that caress the heartbreaking lyrics. You are drawn into the song that speaks of loss and sadness.

Valiant is backed by Tonia Selley, Anika and Liela Groenewald who bring a poignant feminine feel to things that makes it even more gentle.

If you ever get a chance to see him perform this song live, it is well worth it. Just be prepared to have the hairs on the back of your neck bristle and a wave of goosebumps to pass over you. Listening to it live or the recorded version, you will also find yourself insisting on that second of silence after the music has faded away to readjust yourself to the real world and to try and comprehend the beauty of what you have just heard. It is almost like one has to have some time to mourn the passing of the song. But cheer up, you can always press play and soak in the emotions all over again and again.

Where to find it:
Maanhare – Valiant Swart (2002), SWART 006

Lyrics:

Kyk of jy vir my die son kan vang
daar’s ‘n kamer in die huis
waar ons die son kan hang
dis donker by die venster
in die middel van die dag
onthou jy hoe helder
die kamer kon lag

kyk of jy vir my die son kan bring
daar’s ‘n leidjie in die gange
wat die son kan sing
want dis stil in die hoeke
hierdie koue seisoen
kan jy sien wat die wind en die reen
aan my doen
sonvanger
ek vra jou mooi
laat hom weer vir my kom skyn

sonvanger
laat my verstaan
hoe ‘n somer sommerso
in die niet kan verdwyn
en laat hom skyn

kyk of jy vir my die son kan kry
daar’s ‘n huisie in my hart
waar die son kan bly
kyk of jy vir my die son kan steel
daar’s ‘n plekkie in die tuin
waar die son kan speel

bring ‘n bietjie lig
vir die draaie op my pad
en ‘n handjie vol strale
vir die donker in my hart

sonvanger
ek vra jou mooi
laat hom weer vir my kom skyn

sonvanger
laat my verstaan
hoe ‘n somer sommerso
in die niet kan verdwyn
en laat hom skyn

(Written by Valiant Swart)

Corlea Botha cover version:

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3 thoughts on “Sonvanger – Valiant Swart

  1. Vang vir my die son, baie mooi woorde; ek hou ook baie van valiant se musiek, en onthou nog sy rol in song vir katryn dit was baie mooi

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