Verse 1: C The Dutchman's not the kind of man To keep his thumb jammed in the dam Dm That holds his dreams in, G C But that's a secret that only Margaret knows. C When Amsterdam is golden in the summer, Margaret brings him breakfast, Dm She believes him. G C He thinks the tulips bloom beneath the snow. F G C C B Am He's mad as he can be, but Margaret only sees that sometimes, F G C Sometimes she sees her unborn children in his eyes.Verse 2 C The Dutchman still wears wooden shoes; His cap and coat are patched with the love Dm That Margaret sewed there. G C Sometimes he thinks he's still in Rotterdam. C He watches tug-boats down canals, Dm Calls out to them when he thinks he knows the captain, G C Till Margaret comes to take him home again, Dm G C C C B Am A Through unforgiving streets that trip him, though she holds his arm. F G C Sometimes he thinks he's alone and he calls her name. Chorus Verse 3 C The winter whirls the windmills 'round; She winds his muffler tighter Dm And they sit in the kitchen. G C Some tea with whiskey keeps away the dew. C He sees her for a moment, calls her name, Dm She makes the bed up singing some old love song, G C A song Margaret learned when it was very new. Dm G C C C B Am He hums a line or two, they sing together in the dark. F G C The Dutchman falls asleep and Margaret blows the candle out. ChorusF Em Let us go to the banks of the ocean, F G C Where the walls rise above the Zuider Zee. Dm A G C C B Am Long ago, I used to be a young man F G C And dear Margaret remembers that for me.