Brel's native Belgium is a land of two languages, French and Flemish Dutch. This unusual song goes back and forth between the two languages as he laments the loss of a woman from Bruges ( West Flanders) to Ghent (East Flanders).
This hit comes from 1968 when it got to no.7 in the charts of that very year.
The video has really nothing to do with the song, so just ignore it and enjoy the song.
This is one of my favourite Tim Hardin songs - I always felt that Tim was vastly under-rated and under-appreciated.
... and similarly, Tom Rush.
I will write more later about the link, which some of you may have spotted very quickly, but in the meantime just relax and enjoy.