Smith Michael Peter - The Dutchman Chords & Tabs


The Dutchman Chords & Tabs

Smith Michael Peter Chords & Tabs

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The Dutchman Chords

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		The Dutchman		by Michael Peter Smith 

In response to a request for this song, here are the lyrics, chords 
and some tablature for the introduction.The tab is somewhat simplified from the 
way I actually play it (since I'm never exactly sure what my fingers are doing 
when I'm fingerpicking) but it should get you started on a picking pattern. I 
use barre forms of the Dm, G, and Em (barring the 5th, 3rd, and 7th fret, 
respectively) in the verses and use the simpler forms in the chorus.This seems 
to make the bass work out nicely. Finally, I apologize if I've misnamed the C 
chords. I've given the forms, call them what you will. 

Denny Straussfogel

	C		x32010
	C/A		x02010
	C9/B (?) 	x20010

Intro and first two lines: 
    C                   C/A                
    ^          ^        ^       ^          
The Dutchman's not the  kind of man   Who  

  C9/B                   C/A               
  ^         ^            ^        ^        
  keeps his thumb jammed in the   dam  .. 

[ Tab from: ]
    C                  C/A
The Dutchman's not the kind of man 
    C9/B                      C6
Who keeps his thumb jammed in the dam 
That holds his dreams in  
G                        C             C/A  C9/B  C/A
But that's a secret only Margret knows 
     C            C/A    
When Amsterdam is golden 
       C9/B            C/A                 
in the summer, Margret brings him breakfast;
she believes him 
G                            Em       
He thinks the tulips bloom beneath the snow 
            Dm            G            Em       
He's mad as he can be but Margret only sees that sometimes 
              Dm              G               C      C7 
Sometimes she sees her unborn children in his eyes

       F         G            Em
Let us go to the banks of the ocean 
          Dm         G                C   C7
Where the walls rise above the Zeider Zee 
      F     G            Em
Long ago, I used to be a young man 
    Dm        G                C  C/A  C9/B  C/A
But Margret remembers that for me 

The Dutchman still wears wooden shoes 
His coat and cap are patched with 
The love that Margret sewed there
Sometimes he thinks he's still in Rotterdam 
He watches tugboats, down canals 
And calls out to them when he thinks 
He knows the captains 
'Til Margret 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 out her name. 


The windmills whirl the winter in 
She winds his muffler tighter as 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 singing some old love song
A song that Margret learned when it was very new 
He hums a line or two, they sing together in the dark 
The Dutchman falls asleep and Margret blows the candle out