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Amsterdam Lyrics

In the port of Amsterdam there's a sailor who sings
Of the dreams that he brings from the wide open sea
And in the port of Amsterdam there's a sailor who sleeps
While the river bank weeps to the old willow tree

And in the port of Amsterdam there's a sailor who dies
Full of beer, full of cries in a drunken town fight
And in the port of Amsterdam there's a sailor who's born
On a hot muggy morn by the dawn's early light

In the port of Amsterdam where the sailors all meet
There's a sailor who eats only fish heads and tails
And he'll show you his teeth that have rotted too soon
That can haul up the sails that can swallow the moon

And he yells to the cook with his arms open wide
"Oh, bring me more fish throw it down by my side"
And he wants so to belch but he's too full to try
So he stands up and laughs and he zips up his fly

In the port of Amsterdam you can see sailors dance
Paunches bursting their pants grinding women to porch
They've forgotten the tune that their whiskey voice croaked
Splitting the night with the roar of their jokes

And they turn and they dance and they laugh and they lust
Till the rancid sound of the accordion bursts
And then out of the night with their pride in their pants
And the sluts that they tow underneath the street lamps

In the port of Amsterdam there's a sailor who drinks
And he drinks and he drinks and he drinks once again
Oh he drink to the health of the whores of Amsterdam
Who've given their bodies to a thousand other men

It's the bargain, their fitness, their virtues all gone
For a few dirty coins well he just can't go on
Throws his nose to the sky and he aims it up above
And he pisses like I cry for a unfaithful love
In the port of Amsterdam
In the port of Amsterdam

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David Bowie - Bowie at the Beeb: The Best of the BBC Radio Sessions

  1. In the Heat of the Morning
  2. London Bye Ta Ta
  3. Karma Man
  4. Silly Boy Blue
  5. Let Me Sleep Beside You
  6. Janine
  7. Amsterdam
  8. God Knows I'm Good
  9. Width of a Circle
  10. Unwashed and Somewhat Slightly Dazed
  11. Cygnet Committee
  12. Memory of a Free Festival
  13. Wild Eyed Boy from Freecloud
  14. Bombers
  15. Looking for a Friend
  16. Almost Grown
  17. Kooks
  18. It Ain't Easy
  19. Supermen
  20. Eight Line Poem
  21. Hang on to Yourself
  22. Ziggy Stardust
  23. Queen Bitch
  24. I'm Waiting for the Man
  25. Five Years
  26. White Light/White Heat
  27. Moonage Daydream
  28. Hang on to Yourself
  29. Suffragette City
  30. Ziggy Stardust
  31. Starman
  32. Space Oddity
  33. Changes
  34. Oh! You Pretty Things
  35. Andy Warhol
  36. Lady Stardust
  37. Rock & Roll With Me
  38. Wild Is the Wind
  39. Ashes to Ashes
  40. Seven
  41. This Is Not America
  42. Absolute Beginners
  43. Always Crashing in the Same Car
  44. Survive
  45. Little Wonder
  46. Man Who Sold the World
  47. Fame
  48. Stay
  49. Hallo Spaceboy
  50. Cracked Actor
  51. I'm Afraid of Americans
  52. Let's Dance