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Lyr Req: can someone identify this dutch? song

10 Jan 17 - 09:47 PM (#3831808)
Subject: Lyr Req: can someone identify this dutch? song
From: mg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4jcLr6_nSw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4jcLr6_nSw

Dutch group called Paddy's Passion.

Song starts at about 2:21. It sounds familiar.

I just love this group. Just found them..especially love the accordian player.


11 Jan 17 - 06:02 AM (#3831861)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: can someone identify this dutch? song
From: Georgiansilver

The song is called The Dutchman..... the lyrics....


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

(chorus)
Let us go to the banks of the ocean
Where the walls rise above the Zuider Zee
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

(chorus)

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

(chorus)


11 Jan 17 - 06:06 AM (#3831863)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: can someone identify this dutch? song
From: Georgiansilver

Here is the Youtube version, performed by the writer... Michael Peter Smith.   The Dutchman


11 Jan 17 - 12:47 PM (#3831937)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: can someone identify this dutch? song
From: mg

thanks. that is a great song..the one i really wanted to know more about comes later at 2.21 into the video...


11 Jan 17 - 01:06 PM (#3831941)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: can someone identify this dutch? song
From: GUEST

Hi, Mary. I don't recognize the 2.21 tune, but I see there is contact information at the end of the clip- you might try the email or website for help.


11 Jan 17 - 07:34 PM (#3831990)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: can someone identify this dutch? song
From: mg

we are so lucky. found a full-length version of this..have listened to it all afternoon...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkMznksRfgc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkMznksRfgc

go to around 13:40 in song.

Any ideas what song is about?


11 Jan 17 - 08:00 PM (#3831992)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: can someone identify this dutch? song
From: Leadfingers

Mary - You need a Dutch speaker to sort that out ! It IS a nice tune though


12 Jan 17 - 03:41 AM (#3832010)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: can someone identify this dutch? song
From: GUEST,Peter Laban

'Any ideas what song is about'


Sailors going ashore, getting drunk. 'Singing and playing, that's what we do'.


07 Feb 17 - 01:39 PM (#3837374)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: can someone identify this dutch? song
From: Mysha

Hi,

As far as I can tell it's called "Treur niet, mijn liefje".
"Treuren" is to mourne, to grieve, to be sad. "Liefje" is the diminuitive of "lief", which is "love" - the person you love.
So "Don't mourn, my love", etc.

Bye,
                                                                Mysha


07 Feb 17 - 02:15 PM (#3837380)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: can someone identify this dutch? song
From: GUEST,keberoxu

Hey Mysha! Good to see you back here!


07 Feb 17 - 10:27 PM (#3837465)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: can someone identify this dutch? song
From: GUEST,.gargoyle

The lyrics are beautiful...I could care less if the tune was $&G "Bookends or Hail Brittania".

It is the final phase, and they are still in love.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

Dementia, Senility, Alsheimers, the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked.