Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Traditional - Lyrics from Capstan Bars, by David Bone


In Amsterdam there lived a maid.
Mark well now what I say!
In Amsterdam there lived a maid,
And she was mistress of her trade.
I'll go no more a-ro-o-vin'
With you, fair maid.

A-rovin', a-rovin'. Since roving's been my ru-i-in.
I'll go no more a-ro-o-vin' with you, fair maid.


I met her walkin' on th' Strand
Mark well now what I say!
I met her walkin' on th' Strand
An' said "Good day" an' took her hand.
But I'll go no more a-ro-o-vin'
With you, fair maid.

A-rovin', a-rovin'. Since roving's been my ru-i-in.
I'll go no more a-ro-o-vin' with you, fair maid.


She said "Young man, you're rather free."
Mark well now what I say!
She said "Young man, you're rather free."
Then turned around and walked with me.
And I'll go no more a-ro-o-vin'
With you, fair maid.

A-rovin', a-rovin'. Since roving's been my ru-i-in.
I'll go no more a-ro-o-vin' with you, fair maid.


She swore that she'd be true to me.
Mark well now what I say!
She swore that she'd be true to me.
But spent my "pay-day" fast and free.
And I'll go no more a-ro-o-vin'
With you, fair maid.

A-rovin', a-rovin'. Since roving's been my ru-i-in.
I'll go no more a-ro-o-vin' with you, fair maid.


Now scarce had I been gone to sea,
Mark well now what I say!
Now scarce had I been gone to sea
When a soldier took her on his knee,
An' I'll go no more a-ro-o-vin'
With you, fair maid.

A-rovin', a-rovin'. Since roving's been my ru-i-in.
I'll go no more a-ro-o-vin' with you, fair maid.