Am Em Am Em Am Em Am Am G In the port of Amsterdam there's a sailor who sings F E Of the dreams that he brings from the wide open sea. Am G In the port of Amsterdam there's a sailor who sleeps F E Am While the river bank weeps to the old willow tree. C G In the port of Amsterdam there's a sailor who dies Am E Full of beer, full of cries in a drunkin' down fight. F Em But in the port of Amsterdam there's a sailor who's born F E Am On a muggy, hot morn by the dawns early light. Am G In the port of Amsterdam where the sailors all meet F E There's a sailor who eats only fish-heads and tails. Am G He will show you his teeth that have rotted too soon. F E Am That can swallow the moon that can haul up the sails. C G Am And he asks to the cook with his arms open wide. E Bring me more fish, put it down by my side. F Em And he wants so to belch, but he's too full to try. F E Am So he gets up and he laughs and he zips up his fly. Am G In the port of Amsterdam you can see sailors dance. F E Haunches bursting their pants, binding woman to paunch. Am G They've forgotten the tune that their whiskey voice croaks. F E Am And they're aplitting the night with the roar of their jokes. C G Am And they turn and they dance and they laugh and they lust. E To the rats it sounds of the accordion burst. F Em Then it's out into the night with their pride in their pants. F E Am With a slut that they tow underneath the street lamps. Am G In the port of Amsterdam there's a sailor who drinks. F E And he drinks and he drinks and he drinks once again. Am G He drinks to the health of the whores of Amsterdam. F E Am Who have promised their love to a thousand other men. C G And they darken their bodies and their virtue long gone Am E For a few dirty coins. And then when he can't go on F Em He plants his nose in the sky And he wipes it up above F Am And he splits like I cry for an unfaithful love. Em In the port of Amsterdam. Am In the port of Amsterdam. Em In the port of Amsterdam.