Jacques Brel's port of Amsterdam

March 05, 2022 - 03:44 PM - 517 views

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"Amsterdam" is a song by Jacques Brel. It combines a powerful melancholic crescendo with a rich poetic account of the exploits of sailors on shore leave in Amsterdam. Musically, it takes its base melody line from the melody of the English folk song Greensleeves.

Brel never recorded this for a studio album, and his only version was released on the live album Enregistrement Public à l'Olympia 1964. Despite this, it has been one of his most enduringly popular works.

This is an extract from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amsterdam_(Jacques_Brel_song) - Photo by Photonews

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