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 : 8 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
In the port of Amsterdam there's a sailor who sleeps
In the port of Amsterdam there's a sailor who dies
But in the port of Amsterdam there's a sailor who's born

There's a sailor who eats only fish-heads and tails.
That can swallow the moon that can haul up the sails.
Bring me more fish, put it down by my side.
So he gets up and he laughs and he zips up his fly.
In the port of Amsterdam you can see sailors dance.
They've forgotten the tune that their whiskey voice croaks.
And they turn and they dance and they laugh and they lust.
Then it's out into the night with their pride in their pants.

And he drinks and he drinks and he drinks once again.
Who have promised their love to a thousand other men.
For a few dirty coins. And then when he can't go on
And he splits like I cry for an unfaithful love.
In the port of Amsterdam.


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