Amsterdam (3:18)

Cover of At the Beeb

From At the Beeb and 18 other releases

This song is by Jacques Brel. Originally sung in French, the English translation was done by Mort Shuman for the American musical revue of the songs of Jacques Brel, “Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris”. This and several other of these English-translated Brel songs were also recorded by Scott Walker. David Bowie also recorded another from this Brel collection: “My Death”.


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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
And in the port of Amsterdam there's a sailor who sleeps
While the river bank weeps to the old willow tree

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