Amsterdam Song Lyrics

John Denver


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Jacques Roman Brel, Mort Shuman
album: Track 6 in album Take Me to Tomorrow
release date: 1970
popularity : 46 users have visited this page.
genres: Pop Folk, World, & Country
length: 3:37

Album Information

label: RCA Victor
country(area): United Kingdom
format: Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

John Denver Take Me to Tomorrow cover art


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In the port of Amsterdam there's a sailor who sings
Of the dreams that he brings from the wide open sea.
In the port of Amsterdam there's a sailor who sleeps
While the river bank weeps to the old willow tree.
In the port of Amsterdam there's a sailor who dies
Full of beer, full of cries in a drunkin' down fight.
But in the port of Amsterdam there's a sailor who's born
On a muggy, hot morn by the dawns early light.

In the port of Amsterdam where the sailors all meet
There's a sailor who eats only fish-heads and tails.
He will show you his teeth that have rotted too soon.
That can swallow the moon that can haul up the sails.
And he asks to the cook with his arms open wide.
Bring me more fish, put it down by my side.


Track Listing

Vinyl 1
  • 1 Take Me to Tomorrow
  • 2 Isabel
  • 3 Follow Me
  • 4 Forest Lawn
  • 5 Aspenglow
  • 6 Amsterdam
  • 7 Anthem - Revelation
  • 8 Sticky Summer Weather
  • 9 Carolina in My Mind
  • 10 Jimmy Newman
  • 11 Molly