In Amsterdam there lived a maid, 
Mark well what I do say, 
In Amsterdam there lived a maid 
And she was mistress of her trade. 

Chorus: 

I'll go no more a roving with you fair maid 
A-roving, a-roving 
Since roving's been my rue-I-ay 
I'll go no more a-roving with you fair maid. 

I kissed her once, I kissed her twice, 
Mark well what I do say, 
I kissed her once, I kissed her twice, 
She said, "Young sir that's oh so nice." 

Chorus... 

I put my hand upon her knee, 
Mark well what I do say, 
I put my hand upon her knee; 
She said, "Young sir you're fancy free." 

Chorus... 

I put my arms around her waist, 
Mark well what I do say, 
I put my arms around her waist; 
She said, "Young sir you're in great haste!" 

Chorus... 

I put hand upon her thigh, 
Mark well what I do say, 
I put hand upon her thigh; 
She said, "Young sir you're awful high!" 

Chorus... 

In Amsterdam there lived a maid, 
Mark well what I do say, 
In Amsterdam there lived a maid; 
And she was mistress of her trade.