Austrian harvest song. Composer unknown. First published in his Liedbuch für Deutschen in Österreich. The opening notes of Mozart's first Menuet from Hoffman Serenade (Serenade #7 in D Major KV 250) from 1776 sound identical with Zie Ginds Komt De Stoomboot.
various [from then on the melody was used for Zie Ginds Komt De Stoomboot, a popular Dutch Sinterklaas poem first published in 1851 by Amsterdam schoolhead Jan Schenkman in his collection St. Nicolaas En Zijn Knecht]
Oom Bob [idem]
Radiokinderkoor Jacob Hamel [as Zie Ginds Komt De Stoomboot]
Leidse Sleuteltjes [idem]
André Rieu [idem]
If he'd lived one century later, Schenkman's Sinterklaas would have landed in a spaceship. A steam boat was like his era's technological equivalent.