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Chords Req: The Dutchman (Michael Smith)

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Subject: The dutchman
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Jan 00 - 07:46 PM

Anyone know the chords to Steve Goodmans version of the dutchman? thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The dutchman
From: GUEST,Paddy
Date: 29 Jan 00 - 08:10 PM

If the Liam Clancy version is similar (I've never heard Steve's) you can get those tabs at the official Liam Clancy website @: http://homepage.tinet.ie/~clan/English Click on Fan Site and go to the tabs section.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The dutchman
From: GUEST,Susan
Date: 29 Jan 00 - 08:25 PM

I believe we have it in Rise Up Singing. E-mail if you are still looking, give address to send copy, too long to type in for you!


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Subject: Chords Add: THE DUTCHMAN
From: Joe Offer
Date: 29 Jan 00 - 09:43 PM

Hi, you'll find lots of chords in Rise Up Singing (click) a great collection of lyrics and chords for some 1,200 songs. Even better is the Folksinger's Wordbook. Another good source is Jerry Silverman's Folk Song Encyclopedia.

Here are the chords from Rise Up Singing:
C - - - / Dm7 - - - / G - C - :// F G C - / /

CHORUS:
F - C / Dm7 G C - / F G C - / Dm7 G C -

Hope that helps.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE DUTCHMAN (from Steve Goodman)
From: Paul S
Date: 30 Jan 00 - 09:05 AM

From the liner notes of Steve Goodman's Unfinished Business:

The Dutchman's not the kind of man
Who keeps 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 summer
Margaret brings him breakfast and she believes him
He thinks 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

CHORUS:
Let us go to the banks of the ocean
Where the walls rise above Zuyderzée
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 the love that Margaret sewed there
Sometimes he thinks he's still in Rotterdam
He watches tug boats down canals
And calls out to them when he thinks he knows the captain
And Margaret comes to take him home again
Through the unforgiving streets that trip him though she holds his arm
Sometimes he thinks he's alone and he calls her name
Chorus

The winter whirls the windmills 'round
She winds his muffler tighter
They sit in the kitchen
Some tea with whiskey keeps away the dew
Then he sees her for a moment; he calls her name
And she makes the bed up singing some old love song
She learned it when the song was very new
He hums a line or two
They hum together in the dark
The Dutchman falls asleep and Margaret blows the candles out
Chorus
[already in DT]


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Subject: chords the dutchman
From: GUEST,nOEL
Date: 04 Feb 01 - 05:29 AM

Can someone help me with the chords for this song.PLEASE.


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Subject: RE: chords the dutchman
From: Deckman
Date: 04 Feb 01 - 10:06 AM

Which "DUTCHMAN?" I know several.


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Subject: RE: chords the dutchman
From: GUEST,Noel
Date: 04 Feb 01 - 12:46 PM

the dutchman as played by the clancy brothers.


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Subject: RE: chords the dutchman
From: Sarah2
Date: 04 Feb 01 - 02:38 PM

THE DUTCHMAN (Michael Smith)

[G]The Dutchman's not the kind of man
Who keeps his thumb jammed in the dam
That [Am]holds his dreams in
But [D]that's a secret that only [G]Margaret knows
When Amsterdam is golden in the summer
Margaret brings him breakfast
[Am]She believes him
[D]He thinks the tulips bloom be[G]neath the snow
He`s mad as [Em]he can [Am]be but [D]Margaret only [G]sees that sometimes
Some[Em]times she [Am]sees her unborn [D]children in his [G]eyes

CHO: Let us [Em]go to the [Am]banks [D]of the [Em]ocean
Where the [Am]walls rise a[D]bove the Zuider [G]zee
Long a[Em]go, I [Am]used to [D]be a [G]young man
And dear [Em]Mar[Am]garet re[D]members that for [G]me

***

On guitar, the G is played, to avoid going into a catatonic state, as a full G for a measure, then lift your little finger from the high G (on your high E string), use your index finger to play an E on the D string for a measure, then move your index finger to play an F# on the high E string, then back to the E on the D string. Back to a normal G; repeat as long as needed.

Sarah


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Subject: RE: chords the dutchman
From: GUEST,Noel
Date: 04 Feb 01 - 04:24 PM

THANKS Sarah2 your a star.Noel


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Subject: RE: chords the dutchman
From: Sarah2
Date: 04 Feb 01 - 09:10 PM

Noel,

Aw, shucks...(digging toe in dirt and blushing)

Sarah

P.S. Now, do hang around and share what you know with someone else when the requests come and you happen to have the answers.


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Subject: RE: chords the dutchman
From: GUEST,Joh
Date: 05 Feb 01 - 09:38 PM

If you are attempting to imitate the Makem and Clancy version, you will need to retune the guitar to an open"G". I believe the guitar was played by Archie Fisher on that record, and he generally plays with open "G" and open"d".


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: The Dutchman (Michael Smith)
From: JanH
Date: 11 Feb 09 - 12:36 PM

Got two versions, one is Steve Goodman´s, the other - I´m not sure. Maybe Liam Clancy ot Tommy Makem, maybe my adaptation.

The Dutchman    Michael Peter Smith
                                 
(C) The Dutchman's not the kind of man
Who keeps his thumb jammed in the dam
That (Dm)holds his dreams in,
(G) But that's a secret that only (C)Margaret knows.
When Amsterdam is golden in the summer,         
Margaret brings him breakfast,
(Dm) She believes him.
(G) He thinks the tulips bloom be(C)neath the snow.
He's mad as (F)he could be, but (G)Margaret only (C)sees that (C/B)sometimes,(Am)
Sometimes she (F)sees her unborn (G)children in his (C)eyes.

Let us (F)go to the banks of the (Em)ocean
Where the (F)walls rise a(G)bove the Zuider (C)Zee.
Long a(Dm)go, I (G)used to be a (C)young (C/B)man,(Am)
And dear (F)Margaret re(G)members that for (C)me.

The Dutchman still wears wooden shoes,
His cap and coat are patched with the love
That (Dm)Margaret sewed there.
(G) Sometimes he thinks he's still in (C)Rotterdam.
And he watches the tug-boats down canals,
Calls out to them when he thinks
He (Dm)knows the captain,
(G) Till Margaret comes to take him (C)home again
Through unfor(F)giving streets that (G)trip him, though she (C)holds (C/B)his (Am)arm,
Some(F)times he thinks he's a(G)lone, and he calls her (C)name.

Let us (F)go to the banks of the (Em)ocean
Where the (F)walls rise a(G)bove the Zuider (C)Zee.
Long a(Dm)go, I (G)used to be a (C)young (C/B)man,(Am)
And dear (F)Margaret re(G)members that for (C)me.

The winters whirl the windmills 'round,
She winds his muffler tighter,
And (Dm)they sit in the kitchen.
(G) Some tea with whiskey keeps a(C)way the dew.
And he sees her for a moment, calls her name,
She makes the bed up, singing
(Dm)Some old love song,
(G) A song Margaret learned when it was (C)very new.
He hums a (Dm)line or two, (G) they sing to(C)gether (C/B)in the (Am)dark.
The Dutchman (F)falls asleep, and (G)Margaret blows the (C)candle out.

Let us (F)go to the banks of the (Em)ocean
Where the (F)walls rise a(G)bove the Zuider (C)Zee.
Long a(Dm)go, I (G)used to be a (C)young (C/B)man,(Am)
And dear (F)Margaret re(G)members that for (C)me.
(Ebj7)    (F) (G7) (C)

© Michael Peter Smith, All Rights Reserved

This is Steve Goodman´s version.

janhauenstein@gmx.de


The Dutchman    Michael Peter Smith

(C) (C/A) (C/B) (C/A) (C) (C/A) (C/B) (C/A)
The (C)Dutchman's not the (C/A)kind of man
Who (C/B)keeps his thumb jammed (C/A)in the dam
(C/E)That (Dm)holds his dreams in,
(G) But that's a secret only (C)Margaret knows. (C/A) (C/B) (C/A)
When (C)Amsterdam is (C/A)golden
In the (C/B)morning, Margaret (C/A)brings him breakfast,
(C/E)(Dm) She believes him.
(G) He thinks the tulips bloom be(C)neath the snow,
He's mad as (Dm)he can be,
But (G)Margaret only (C)sees that (C/B)sometimes, (Am)
(Am/G) Sometimes she (Dm)sees her unborn (G)children
In his (C)eyes.

Let us (F)go to the (G)banks of the (C)ocean,
(C/E)Where the (Dm)walls rise a(G)bove the Zuyder (C)Zee.
Long a(F)go, I (G)used to be a (C)young (C/B)man, (Am)
(Am/G) And dear (Dm)Margaret re(G)members that for (C)me.
(C/A) (C/B) (C/A) (C) (C/A) (C/B) (C/A)

The (C)Dutchman still wears (C/A)wooden shoes,
His (C/B)coat and cap are (C/A)patched with the love
(C/E)That (Dm)Margaret sewed there.
(G) Sometimes he thinks he's still in (C)Rotterdam. (C/A) (C/B) (C/A)
And he (C)watches the tugboats, (C/A)down canals
And (C/B)calls out to them (C/A)when he thinks
(C/E)He (Dm)knows the captains,
(G)'Til Margaret comes to take him (C)home again,
Through (C/E)unfor(Dm)giving streets
That (G)trip him, though she (C)holds his (C/B)arm, (Am)
Some(Am/G)times he (Dm)thinks that he's a(G)lone,
And he calls her (C)name.

Let us (F)go to the (G)banks of the (C)ocean,
(C/E)Where the (Dm)walls rise a(G)bove the Zuyder (C)Zee.
Long a(F)go, I (G)used to be a (C)young (C/B)man, (Am)
(Am/G) And dear (Dm)Margaret re(G)members that for (C)me.
(C/A) (C/B) (C/A) (C) (C/A) (C/B) (C/A)

The (C)windmills whirl the (C/A)winter in,
She (C/B)winds his muffler (C/A)tighter,
(C/E)They sit (Dm)in the kitchen.
(G) Some tea with whiskey keeps a(C)way the dew.(C/A) (C/B) (C/A)
He (C)sees her for a (C/A)moment,
Calls her (C/B)name. She makes the (C/A)bed up,
(C/E)Singing (Dm)some old love song.
(G) She learned it when the tune was (C)very new.
He (C/E)hums a (Dm)line or two,
(G) They sing to(C)gether (C/B)in the (Am)dark.
The (Am/G)Dutchman (Dm)falls asleep, and (G)Margaret
Blows the (C)candle out.

Let us (F)go to the (G)banks of the (C)ocean,
(C/E)Where the (Dm)walls rise a(G)bove the Zuyder (C)Zee.
Long a(F)go, I (G)used to be a (C)young (C/B)man, (Am)
(Am/G) And dear (Dm)Margaret re(G)members that for (C)me.
(C/A) (C/B) (C/A) (C) (C/A) (C/B) (C/A) (C)

© Michael Peter Smith, All Rights Reserved

janhauenstein@gmx.de


The Dutchman    Michael Peter Smith

(G) (G6) (Gj7) (G6) (G) (G6) (Gj7) (G6)
The (G)Dutchman's not the (G6)kind of man
To (Gj7)keep his thumb jammed (G6)in the dam
(G/B)That (Am)holds his dreams in,
(D) But that's a secret only (G)Margaret knows.(G6) (Gj7) (G6)
When (G)Amsterdam is (G6)golden in the (Gj7)morning
Margaret (G6)brings him breakfast,
(G/B)(Am) She believes him.
(D) He thinks the tulips bloom be(G)neath the snow,
He's mad (G/B)as (Am)he can be,
But (D)Margaret only (G)sees that (G/F#)sometimes,(Em)
(Em/D) Sometimes she (Am)sees her unborn (D)children in his (G)eyes. (C)(G) (hold)

Let us (C)go to the (D)banks of the (G)ocean
(G/B)Where the (Am)walls rise a(D)bove the Zuyder (G)Zee.
Long a(C)go, I (D)used to be a (G)young (G/F#)man, (Em)
(Em/D) And dear (Am)Margaret re(D)members that for (G)me.
(G6) (Gj7) (G6) (G) (G6) (Gj7) (G6)

The (G)Dutchman still wears (G6)wooden shoes,
His (Gj7)cap and coat are (G6)patched with love
(G/B)That (Am)Margaret sewed in.
(D) Sometimes he thinks he's still in (G)Rotterdam. (G6) (Gj7) (G6)
He (G)watches tugboats down canals
And (Gj7)calls out to them (G6)when he thinks
(G/B)He (Am)knows the Captain,
(D) 'Til Margaret comes to take him (G)home again
Through (G/B)unfor(Am)giving streets
That (D)trip him, though she (G)holds his (G/F#)arm. (Em)
Some(Em/D)times he (Am)thinks that he's a(D)lone and calls her (G)name. (C)(G) (hold)

Let us (C)go to the (D)banks of the (G)ocean
(G/B)Where the (Am)walls rise a(D)bove the Zuyder (G)Zee.
Long a(C)go, I (D)used to be a (G)young (G/F#)man, (Em)
(Em/D) And dear (Am)Margaret re(D)members that for (G)me.
(G6) (Gj7) (G6) (G) (G6) (Gj7) (G6)

The (G)windmills whirl the (G6)winter in.
She (Gj7)winds his muffler (G6)tighter,
(G/B)They sit (Am)in the kitchen.
(D) Some tea with whiskey keeps a(G)way the dew. (G6) (Gj7) (G6)
He (G)sees her for a (G6)moment, calls her (Gj7)name,
She makes the (G6)bed up,
(G/B)Humming (Am)some old love song.
(D) She learned it when the tune was (G)very new.
He (G/B)hums a (Am)line or two,
(D)They hum to(G)gether (G/F#)in the (Em)night.
The (Em/D)Dutchman (Am)falls asleep,
And (D)Margaret blows the (G)candle out. (C)(G)(hold)

Let us (C)go to the (D)banks of the (G)ocean
(G/B)Where the (Am)walls rise a(D)bove the Zuyder (G)Zee.
Long a(C)go, I (D)used to be a (G)young (G/F#)man, (Em)
(Em/D) And dear (Am)Margaret re(D)members that for (G)me.
(G6) (Gj7) (G6) (G) (G6) (Gj7) (G6) (G)

© Michael Peter Smith, All Rights Reserved

janhauenstein@gmx.de


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: The Dutchman (Michael Smith)
From: bubblyrat
Date: 11 Feb 09 - 12:50 PM

It's being "picky", I know, but it helps if you sing Zuider Zee as "Zowder Zay " ,as it is (almost) properly pronounced in the Netherlands and not "Zyder Zeeee" like "The Worzels" would undoubtedly sing it (Bless 'em !). The Dutch "UI" sound can be tricky, but "OW" will suffice here.


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