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    "The Dutchman" Lyrics

    The Irish Brigade And Friends

    The Dutchman's not the kind of man
    To keep his thumb jammed in the dam
    That holds his dreams in
    But that's a secret only Margaret knows

    When Amsterdam is golden in the morning
    Margaret brings him breakfast
    She believes him
    He thinks the tulips bloom beneath the snow
    He's mad as he can be but Margaret only sees that sometimes
    Sometimes she sees her unborn children in his eyes

    Let us go to the banks of the ocean
    Where the walls rise above the Zuiderzee
    Long ago, I used to be a young man
    And dear Margaret remembers that for me

    The Dutchman still wears wooden shoes
    His cap and coat are patched with love
    That Margaret sewed in
    Sometimes he thinks he's still in Rotterdam
    He watches tugboats down canals
    And calls out to them when he thinks he knows the Captain
    'Til Margaret comes to take him home again
    Through unforgiving streets
    That trip him though she holds his arm
    Sometimes he thinks that he's alone and calls her name


    The windmills whirl the winter in
    She winds his muffler tighter,
    They sit in the kitchen
    Some tea with whiskey keeps away the dew
    He sees her for a moment, calls her name
    She makes the bed up humming some old love song
    She learned it when the tune was very new
    He hums a line or two, they hum together in the night
    The Dutchman falls asleep and Margaret blows the candle out.

    This song was submitted on November 26th, 2013 and last modified on November 23rd, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group.
    Written by Michael Peter Smith.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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