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The Girls of Amsterdam  Sailor

By Marcel Veltman
No one ever posted a tab of this curious British Popband, which nevertheless brought it
to some success in the 1970's. They even made it near the top of international chards
with cute songs like 'Traffic Jam' 'In the streets' and 'Sailor'. Beside that, they were
among the first ever to use a synthesizer in popular light music. Before that, such
instruments were only known to German tecno-freaks and British sympho-rockers. There were
no Simple Minds, Petshop Boys and no portable Rolands back then.
This song was on an LP I once owned many years ago. If someone still knows all the words,
please fill me in. Done without synthesizer, it really sounds like the folk traditional
it deserves to be.
Am, C, Dm, F, Am
Be[Am]autifull dolls in the w[C]indows
Pat[F]iently biding their t[C]ime
But their e[G]yes looking out to a s[Am]treet full of men
W[G]ho are trying to make up their m[Am]inds
And the lights they keep sh[C]ining
From e[F]ve to silvery d[C]own
But w[G]ho needs to sleep when you're f[Am]allen in love
With the gi[C]rls of A[G]mster[Am]dam, [Dm]boy, the g[C]irls of [G]Amster[Am]dam
Late last night we were drinking
Down in the corner café
When fighting broke out with terrible shouts
And people were running away
From the cops that came stream in
Trying to bring us all in
But we spent the night in soft, silky beds
With the girls of Amsterdam, boy, the girls of Amsterdam
(bridge)
S[F]ome people shout at them, b[C]lush them with shame
O[G]thers may call them by s[Am]illy old names
But n[G]obody loves a [C]sai[Am]lor
Like the g[C]irls of [G]Amster[Am]dam, [Dm]boy, the g[C]irls of [G]Amster[Am]dam
Am, C, Dm, F, Am.

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