This folk song hails from South Africa where it is
deeply ingrained in Afrikaans culture. The song
originated in Europe however, with its distinctive 3/4
style it is reminiscent of the Minuet, and also the
Polish Mazurka. A similar tune appears in some German
and American folk song albums called "Varsovienne"
(Warsaw Dance). The Varsovienne combined elements of
the Waltz, Mazurka and the Polka. Jan Pierewiet is
often used as music to accompany dancing.