Guitar tablature for Pa en Seun by Bok van Blerk en Steve Hofmeyr (tabbed by kunuk)
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Pa en Seun - Bok van Blerk en Steve Hofmeyr
Album: Afrikanerhart



UPDATED with a more accurate translation. Special thanks to Annelene
for her assistance with the update!

This tab’s up by special request. I can see why, it is a great
song...sad...but great!

FYI - If you are having trouble with the Bm chords, you can sub in
the D. They share several of the same notes so will sound close.

Here are the chords used in the song for quick reference:
       Am      Bm      C       D      Dsus2   Dsus4    G          
e:-----0-------2-------0-------2-------0-------3-------3-------
B:-----1-------3-------1-------3-------3-------3-------0-------
G:-----2-------4-------0-------2-------2-------2-------0-------
D:-----2-------4-------2-------0-------0-------0-------0-------
A:-----0---------------3-------------------------------2-------
E:-----0-----------------------------------------------3-------

Have fun! Please let me know if there any changes/suggestions you have
to make the tab better,
Your Friendly Neighbourhood Kunuk – kunuk@rocketmail.com

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G
Staan hier alleen lanks jou graf.
Bm
Ek wens so graag jy was nog hier.
C                            Bm                                                              
Dat ons net kon praat en ons trots kon laat vaar
   Am                D
en ek net jou pa kon wees.

G
Net die beste wil ek vir jou he,
Bm
Maar daai woorde was nooit net gese
Am                         C
En hier waar jy le my seun weet ek
               G             D   Dsus4  D
die tyd was te min om oor te begin.


KOOR:
G                          Bm
Sê my, hoe se ‘n pa vir sy seun,
                   C
In jou het ek lewe gevind,
                          Am            D
ek het jou lief, jy is my kind, jy’s my kind.
G                        Bm
Sê my, hoe word ‘n Pa so alleen,
                         C
dit voel soos my enigste seun,
         Am         G
die here het jou my geleen.


G
Jou woorde draai steeds in my kop,
Bm
daar is soveel wat ‘n Pa nog wil vra,
C                             Bm
maar eendag moes jy ook ‘n Pa word my kind
Am                  D
en dan sou jy alles verstaan.

G
Soos ‘n Pa wat sy lewe sou gee,
Bm
met sy trane hier sou wegvee,
Am                      C
maar hier waar jy le my seun weet ek die tyd
       G                     D   Dsus4  D
was te min, en niks maak meer sin.


KOOR:
G                          Bm
Sê my, hoe se ‘n pa vir sy seun,
                   C
In jou het ek lewe gevind,
                          Am            D
ek het jou lief, jy is my kind, jy’s my kind.
G                        Bm
Sê my, hoe word ‘n Pa so alleen,
                         C
dit voel soos my enigste seun,
         Am         G
die here het jou my geleen.


BRUG:
C                   Am
En toe deur die nag het hy jou kom haal, en toe
C                         G
deur my smart besef ek te laat,
         D   Dsus4   D  Dsus2  D
en altyd gedaag,
             C
maar bly nog jou Pa


KOOR:
G                          Bm
Sê my, hoe se ‘n pa vir sy seun,
                   C
In jou het ek lewe gevind,
                          Am            D
ek het jou lief, jy is my kind, jy’s my kind.
G                        Bm
Sê my, hoe word ‘n Pa so alleen,
                         C
dit voel soos my enigste seun,
         Am         G
die here het jou my geleen.
G                   D      G
Sê my, hoe se ‘n pa vir sy seun.

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Here is an English translation for all of those people out there like
myself, who dig the music, but are new to the language:
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I’m standing here, alone, next to your grave
I so wish you were still here     
That we could just chat and let go of our pride  
And I could just be your dad

I only want the best for you   
But those words were never said   
And here where you lie, my son I know
There was no time to start over   

CHORUS:
Tell me, how a dad says to his son
In you I have found life  
I love you, you are my child, you are my child
Tell me, how a dad becomes so alone
It feels like my only son      
The Lord has lent you to me

Your words still ring in my ears   
There is so much a dad still wants to ask
But one day you should also have become a dad, my child
And then you would have understood everything

Like a dad would give his own life
With his tears he would wipe away the pain
But here where you lie, my son I know
There was no time and nothing makes sense anymore

CHORUS:
Tell me, how a dad says to his son
In you I have found life  
I love you, you are my child, you are my child
Tell me, how a dad becomes so alone
It feels like my only son      
The Lord has lent you to me

BRIDGE:
And then, that night He came for you
And through my sorrows I realize, too late
You always carried me
But I am sill you dad

CHORUS:
Tell me, how a dad says to his son
In you I have found life  
I love you, you are my child, you are my child
Tell me, how a dad becomes so alone
It feels like my only son      
The Lord has lent you to me

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