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Liam Clancy – The Dutchman tab
From: Barrie McCombs
Subject: c/liam_clancy/the_dutchman.num THE DUTCHMAN Time: 4/4 Tenor: D Bass: C 1 16 1maj7 16 The Dutchman not the kind of man, to keep his thumb jammed in the dam 2m7 * That holds his dreams in 5 1 16 . But that's the secret only Marg'ret knows 1 16 1maj7 16 When Amsterdam is golden in the morning when Margaret brings his breakfast 2m7 * She believes him 5 1 . He thinks that tulips bloom be-neath the snow 4 3m 6m He's mad as he can be, but Marg'ret only sees that sometimes 2m 5 1 Sometimes she sees her unborn children in his eyes CHORUS: 2m 3m Let us go to the banks of the ocean 4 5 3m 6m Where the walls rise a-bove the Zuider Zee 2m 5 3m 6m Long a-go I used to be a young man 2m 5 4 5 And dear Marg'ret re-members that for me_____ CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO NOTES: - The metre is irregular, almost spoken at times THE DUTCHMAN (page 2) 1 16 The Dutchman still wears wooden shoes His cap and coat are patched with love that Margeret sewed in Sometimes he thinks he's still in Rotterdam He watches tugboats down canals Calls out to them when he thinks he knows the captain Till Margaret comes to take him home again Through unforgiving streets that trip him though she holds his arm Sometimes he thinks he's alone and calls her name The windmill whirls the winter wind, she winds his muffler tighter They sit in the kitchen, and tea with whiskey keeps away the dew He see's her for a moment Calls her name, she makes his bed up Humming some old love song She learned it when the tune was very new She hums a line or two, they hum together in the night The Dutchman falls asleep and Margaret blows the candle out SYMBOLS: - Asterisk (*) = new measure, play same chord - Period (.) = 1/8 note rest at start of a measure - Underline(_) = sustain note into next measure CHORDS (Number System): - Example: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 - Key of C: C D E F G A B - Detailed description: /pub/guitar/other_stuff/numbering_system.txt - Submitted by: Barrie McCombs (firstname.lastname@example.org)