T:Maid of Amsterdam M:2/4 K:G I:C:GGGG GGGG CCGG DDGG (1X) I:C:GGGC GDGG CCGG DDGG GGGC GDGG (1X)

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K:G {i}This song, first appearing in 1608 in a London play by Thomas Heywood:{/i} {i}"The Rape of Lucrece", became very popular with colonial sailors.{/i} In [G]Am-ster-dam there lived a maid, mark you well what I Say, in [C]Am-ster - dam there [G]lived a maid and [D]she was mis-tress [G]of her trade. {i}Chorus:{/i} {i}I'll [G]go no more a ro-[C]ving with [G]you, [D]fair [G]maid.{/i} {i}A [C]ro-ving, a [G]ro-ving, since [D]ro-ving's been my [G]ru-i-in,{/i} {i}I'll go no more a ro-[C]ving with [G]you, [D]fair [G]maid.{/i} I [G]took this maid out for a walk, mark you well what I Say, I [C]took this maid out [G]for a walk, and [D]we had such a [G]love-ly talk. {i}Chorus{/i} Her [G]eyes were blue, her cheeks were brown, Mark you well what I say, Her [C]eyes were blue, her [G]cheeks were brown, Her [D]hair in ringlets [G]hanging down. {i}Chorus{/i} I [G]took her out and spent my pay, Mark you well what I say, I [C]took her out and [G]spent my pay, And [D]then this maiden just [G]faded away. {i}Chorus{/i}