While answering another post here I was reminded of the haunting melody of "Merck toch hoe sterck". A carillon chimes recording of this was for decades the interval signal played for five minutes or so before the sign-on of the powerhouse shortwave broadcaster Radio Netherlands International. Late-night shortwave listening is what first fanned the flames of travel and adventure for many in the Before Internet era. Listening to this melody still to this day (30 years later) gives me chills.
While checking on the name of this work, I found an entry for it in Wikipedia, but only in Dutch. The entry begins: "Merck toch hoe sterck is een van de bekendste Nederlandse geuzenliederen."
Surely "one of the most famous Dutch Geux songs" is worth reading about in English (hint, hint)? Anyone interested in translating this brief article into English in the Wikipedi?