Bellowhead - Amsterdam Guitar Chords

Bellowhead

british folk, traditional british folk

Chords: Em, Bm, C, B, B7, G, D7, Am7, Am
AMSTERDAM
BELLOWHEAD VERSION
FROM THE ALBUM HEDONISM

Adapted from a Jacques Brel version Submitted by Mr Thyroid so many thanks to him
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CAPO 3

        Em       
In the port of Amsterdam
        Bm
There's a sailor who sings
        C
Of the dreams that he brings
        B
From a wide open sea
        Em
And in the port of Amsterdam
        Bm
There's a sailor who sleeps
        C            B7
While the river bank weeps
        Em
To the old willow tree
        G
And in the port of Amsterdam
        D7           B7
There's a sailor who dies
        Em
Full of beers full of cries
        B7
In a drunken down fight
        C
And in the port of Amsterdam
        Bm
There's a sailor who is born
        Am7            B7
On the hot muggy morn
          Em
By the dawns early light

        Em
In the port of Amsterdam
        Bm
Where the sailors all meet
        C
There's a sailor who eats
        B
Only fish heads and tails
        Em
He'll show you his teeth
        Bm
That have rotted too soon
        C               B7
That can drink down the moon
        Em
That can haul up the sails
        G
And he turns to the cook
        D7         B7
With his arms open wide
        Em
Oh bring me more fish
        B7
Set it down by my side
        C
And he wants so to belch
        Bm
But he's too full to try
        Am7          B7
So he gets up and he laughs
        Em
And he zips up his flies

        Em
In the port of Amsterdam
        Bm
You can see sailors dance
        C
Paunches bursting their pants
        B
Grinding women to paunch
        Em
They've forgotten the tune
        Bm
That their whiskey voice croaks
        C       B7
Splitting the night
        Em
With the roar of their jokes
        G
And they turn and they dance
        D7              B7
And they laugh and they lust
        Em
Till the rancid sound
        B7
Of the accordion bursts
        C
Then it’s in to the night
        Bm
With their pride in their pants
        Am7           B7
And the slut that they tow
        Em
Underneath the street lamps

        Em
In the port of Amsterdam
        Bm
There's a sailor who drinks
        C
And he drinks and he drinks
        B
And he drinks once again
        Em
Oh he drinks to the health
        Bm
Of the whores of Amsterdam
        C               B7
Who have promised their bodies
        Em
To a thousand other men
        G
They have bargained their bodies
        D7        B7
Their virtues all gone
        Em
For the few dirty coins
        B7
When he just can't go on
        C
He puts his nose in the air
        Bm
And he wipes it up above
        Am7         B7
And he pisses like I cry
        Em
For an unfaithful love

        Em
In the port of Amsterdam
        Bm              Am B7 Em
In the port of Amsterdam
Em  Bm  Am B7  Em
In the port of Amsterdam

end on Em

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