Da Vat Hy
Jay Lyrics


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Arm maar gelukkig
Ons vat hom by die horings
Maak hom mooi, maak hom sag, maak hom mak, maak hom joune
Da vat hy
My bokkie, da vat hy

Vleisie op die kole
'n Broodjie in die oond
Was die tyd van ons lewe, 'n aand om te onthou
Da vat hy
My bokkie, da vat hy

Niks fout met 'n 3 liter Ford
2 liter coke
Een brandewyn-lyfie met haar rokkie kort
Dis besigheid voor
En partytjie van agter

Gooi hom in die son, dat hy 'revvs' optel
Da vat hy, da vat hy
Want 'n warm patat, laat die skote klap
Da vat hy, da vat hy

Ons druk die speakers tot dit bewe
Want dis mos hoe ons lewe
Da vat hy
Ooh, my bokkie, da vat hy

Donkiejare laas
Het die speakers so geraas
Ons het gedans, het gelag, het geparty dat dit bars
Da vat hy
Mmm, my bokkie, da vat hy

Met jou hier langs my sy
Wou ek niemand anders vry
Ons het gejol, gebaklei, het 'n cabriolet gery
Da vat hy
Ooh, my bokkie, da vat hy

Niks fout met 'n 3 liter Ford
2 liter coke
Een brandewyn-lyfie met haar rokkie kort
Dis besigheid voor
En partytjie van agter

Gooi hom in die son, dat hy 'revvs' optel
Da vat hy, da vat hy
Want 'n warm patat, laat die skote klap
Da vat hy, da vat hy

Ons druk die speakers tot dit bewe
Want dis mos hoe ons lewe
Da vat hy
Ooh, my bokkie, da vat hy

Los jou houding by die huis
En ek kry jou op die dansvloer (Ooh da vat hy, ooh ooh da vat hy)
Ek het lewe in my lyf, en ek dans dan net vir jou (Ooh da vat hy, ooh ooh da vat hy)

Gooi hom in die son, dat hy 'revvs' optel
Da vat hy, da vat hy
Want 'n warm patat, laat die skote klap
Da vat hy, da vat hy

Ons druk die speakers tot dit bewe
Want dis mos hoe ons lewe
Da vat hy
Ooh, my bokkie, da vat hy




Ooh, my bokkie, da vat hy
Ooh, my bokkie, da vat hy

Overall Meaning

The Afrikaans song "Da Vat Hy" by Jay & Lianie May is all about embracing the good times and partying with loved ones. The opening lines, "Arm maar gelukkig, Ons vat hom by die horings" which translates to "Poor but happy, we take it by the horns" sets the tone for the song. The lyrics highlight how material possessions may not always bring happiness, but rather the company of friends and loved ones can make moments priceless.


The verses center around typical South African entertainment with a braai (barbeque), a good drink, and loud music. The chorus, "Da vat hy, My bokkie, da vat hy," which roughly translates to "There he goes, my sweetheart, there he goes," is an expression of excitement and encouragement to let loose and have a good time. The lines "Gooi hom in die son, dat hy 'revvs' optel" translates to "Throw it into the sun so that he can pick up the revs," which refers to revving up a car, creating a party atmosphere. The verses also touch on romantic themes, with the couple reminiscing about good times spent together and wanting no one else but each other.


Line by Line Meaning

Arm maar gelukkig
Despite being financially struggling, we are happy and content.


Ons vat hom by die horings
We take control of our situation with confidence.


Maak hom mooi, maak hom sag, maak hom mak, maak hom joune
We take care of what we have and make it ours by making it beautiful, gentle, manageable, and personalized.


Da vat hy
This is it, let's go for it.


My bokkie, da vat hy
My sweetheart, let's do this.


Vleisie op die kole
We are enjoying a braai (barbequing) with friends.


'n Broodjie in die oond
We are baking bread, adding to the festivities.


Was die tyd van ons lewe, 'n aand om te onthou
This was the time of our lives, an unforgettable evening.


Niks fout met 'n 3 liter Ford
There's nothing wrong with driving a 3-liter Ford car.


2 liter coke
We drink 2-liter bottles of Coke, having a good time.


Een brandewyn-lyfie met haar rokkie kort
We have a woman in a short dress who likes to drink brandy, adding to the fun.


Dis besigheid voor
This is how we do business (enjoyment).


En partytjie van agter
And a party from behind (from the back of the car).


Gooi hom in die son, dat hy 'revvs' optel
We rev the engine of the car in the sun (showing off).


Want 'n warm patat, laat die skote klap
A hot potato and loud engine noise (are things we enjoy).


Ons druk die speakers tot dit bewe
We turn up the artists until they vibrate.


Want dis mos hoe ons lewe
This is how we live life, enjoying the moment.


Ooh, my bokkie, da vat hy
Oh, my sweetheart, let's do this (again).


Donkiejare laas
It's been ages since we've done this.


Het die speakers so geraas
The artists were so loud back then (when we last did this).


Ons het gedans, het gelag, het geparty dat dit bars
We danced, laughed, and partied until we dropped.


Met jou hier langs my sy
With you next to me.


Wou ek niemand anders vry
I didn't want to be with anyone else.


Ons het gejol, gebaklei, het 'n cabriolet gery
We had fun, fought, and drove a convertible car.


Los jou houding by die huis
Let go of your worries at home.


En ek kry jou op die dansvloer
And I will find you on the dance floor.


(Ooh da vat hy, ooh ooh da vat hy)
(Oh, let's do this, oh oh, let's do this)


Ek het lewe in my lyf, en ek dans dan net vir jou
I have life in my body, and I dance just for you.




Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: CHRISTOPH KOTZE, JOHAN VORSTER

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@natasiaviljoen4821

They did good I'm in South Africa

@anitaventer5844

DA VAT HY!!!!!! 🎉🎉🎉

@allannortje6440

Da vat hy !!!

@clairemilton9729

Lag my dood vir Lianie se gesig op die laaste! Great song

@cloeyjvv7725

Have I told you lately

@user-lv9zf3pf2b

❤❤❤😂Vantasties

@harkeb

Joh, Pretoria common!

@melainegouws1200

Lekker man, lekker

@TheNorthernmunky

Love Jay and lianie’s combo, great track

@ernstgebhardt765

Lianie may se dreams come true thes is true ek het lianie may baie lief sy sal alles by hom wees se like yuo dit gaan so bly tussen ons twee van ernst Gebhardt Saam met lianie may ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

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