quinta-feira, 10 de janeiro de 2008

«Port of Amsterdam»

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In the port of Amsterdam
There's a sailor who sings
Of the dreams that he brings
From the wide open sea
In the port of Amsterdam
There's a sailor who sleeps
While the river bank weeps
To the old willow tree

In the port of Amsterdam
There's a sailor who dies
Full of beer, full of cries
In a drunken town fight
In the port of Amsterdam
There's a sailor who's born
On a hot muggy morn
By the dawn's early light

In the port of Amsterdam
Where the sailors all meet
There's a sailor who eats
Only fish heads and tails
And he'll show you his teeth
That have rotted too soon
That can haul up the sails
That can swallow the moon

And he yells to the cook
With his arms open wide
"Hey, bring me more fish
Throw it down by my side"
And he wants so to belch
But he's too full to try
So he stands up and laughs
And he zips up his fly


In the port of Amsterdam
You can see sailors dance
Paunches bursting their pants
Grinding women to porch
They've forgotten the tune
That their whiskey voice croaked
Splitting the night
With the roar of their jokes
And they turn and they dance
And they laugh and they lust
Till the rancid sound of the accordion bursts
And then out of the night
With their pride in their pants
And the sluts that they tow
Underneath the street lamps

In the port of Amsterdam
There's a sailor who drinks
And he drinks and he drinks
And he drinks once again
He'll drink to the health
Of the whores of Amsterdam
Who've given their bodies
To a thousand other men
Yeah, they've bargained their virtue
Their goodness all gone
For a few dirty coins
Well he just can't go on
Throws his nose to the sky
And he aims it up above
And he pisses like I cry
On the unfaithful love

In the port of Amsterdam
In the port of Amsterdam

6 comentários:

Maria del Sol disse...

Também espero que não seja daqui a muito tempo quando concretizo esse sonho... pelo menos as companhias aéreas low-cost põem esse sonho mais ao nosso alcance ;)

E são três óptimas companhias musicais aquelas que escolheste :)

dona disse...

já fui. há um "sailor who drinks" and a sailor who smokes and smokes...:)
mas o sítio não é, nem de longe, um dos favoritos.

verdades_e_poesia disse...

Sim, imagino, que com tanta coisa bela para ver na cidade haja outras prioridades, ainda mais para alguém que já conhece, como tu... (sortuda, foste lá há muito?)No entanto é uma cidade que pretendo visitar e o porto como tem uma história grande, vai ser um dos pontos a ver.

dona disse...

fui há um ano, em janeiro de 2007.

dona disse...

mas quando eu falava de sítio, falava da cidade em si. é muito giro, mas não me apaixonou. enfim...cada qual com sua pancada.

Codinome Beija-Flor disse...

Já vai bem acompnahado.