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Old 12-04-2021, 10:56   #1
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Favorite Sailing Songs

Looking to update my playlist with some new music for sailing. What are your favorites?
Here’s a few of mine...

. Sail Away - David Gray
. Into the Mystic - Van Morrison
. Southern Cross - Crosby, Stills & Nash
. Cabo San Lucas - Toby Keith
. Sloop John B - Beach Boys
. Cheeseburger in Paradise - Jimmy Buffett
. Simple Things - Ziggy Alberts
. Riders of the Storm - Doors
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Most anything by Eileen Quinn.
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Ship of Fools, Save me From Tomorrow
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Son of a son of a sailor- Jimmy Buffet.
Ready for the storm Dougie MacLean or Rich Mullens
Southern Cross - Crosby Stills and Nash
Boats. -Kenny Cheney
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“Red hot moon” Rancid.
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Morning Watch by Janie Meneely

Anything by Schooner Fare... Schooner Fare
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Ricky, Bubbles and Julian...
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Re: Favorite Sailing Songs

"La Mer" by French Composer Charles Trenet. The English version is called "Beyond the Sea" sung by Bobby Darin and George Benson has it on his 20/20 album.

Somewhere beyond the sea
Somewhere waitin for me
My lover stands on golden sands
and watches the ships that go sailin...

Somewhere beyond the sea
She's there watchin for me
If I could fly like birds on high
Then straight to her arms, I go sailin

Its far beyond the stars
Its near beyond the moon
I know beyond a doubt
My heart will lead me there soon

We'll meet beyond beyond the shore
We'll kiss just as before
Happy we'll be beyond the sea
And never again I'll go sailin

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Beautiful romantic song about sailin and finding love. I lost my first wife of 31 years and had to go sailin again. Now after seven years with my new love, I need not go sailin again ...except in my sailboat.

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. Sloop John B - Beach Boys
. Cheeseburger in Paradise - Jimmy Buffett
Interesting Jimmy Buffet choice, when he has so many sailing related songs. I’d go with Son of a Son of a Sailor, or A Pirate Looks at Forty. Funny to think how far in the future 40 was when I first heard it. Looking from the other side now.

As much as I love The Beach Boys rendition, I put together a Sloop John B playlist and there are some really interesting covers out there. You do need to search for it under several different names. I found a historical recording of the original Jamaican song. I like it on steel drums. For a real trip, check out the version by Catch-22.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sloop_..._of_recordings

And, based on your list, this may not be your regular type of music, but I highly recommend Sea Symphony, by Vaughn Williams.
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I’d go wiith ... A Pirate Looks at Forty (Jimmy Buffett).
Mother, mother ocean, I have heard you call...

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I don't think I'll ever get tired of listening to that first line.

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Most anything by Eileen Quinn.


No one else captures the subtly and beauty of cruising like Eileen. When she sings:

"If I killed the Captain," or "Do the Anchoring Dance", or "Working on my Boat", it brings a tear to my eye
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Theme from "Gilligan's Island".
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Wooden Ships by either Jefferson Airplane or Crosby, Stills and Nash.

The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald is a bit of a downer
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Re: Favorite Sailing Songs

Gordon Lightfoot:
Christian Island, The Ballad of Yarmouth Castle, Ghosts of Cape Horn, High And Dry, It's Worth Believing, A Passing Ship, Seven Island Suite, The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald.

Stan Rogers:
Barrett’s Privateers, Bluenose, Fogarty’s Cove, Lock-keeper, Make & Break Harbour, The Mary Ellen Carter, The Nancy, Sailor’s Rest, White Squall
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