#BERENDBOTJE 😍 Berend Bone went out sailing is a well-known nineteenth-century #kinderliedje . The song consists of two or three verses and a later addition, which initially circulated as separate songs or verse. Originally it was presumably an educational poem that warned against emptying. The current version was created in the last decades of the twentieth century, perhaps under the influence of a gramophone record with children's songs or a radio or television broadcast.

The figure, Berend Bone, is sometimes linked to the life story of the Russian Vice Admiral Louis of Heiden (1773-1850), one of the historical persons associated with Berend Bone. However, the identification of Berend Bone with historical characters can hardly be reconciled with the history of the song itself.

BERING BOT: went out...?