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Old 22-01-2014, 18:36   #1
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Favourite Cruising Songs?

Looking for great songs to add to my ever increasing library of sailing songs! Suggestions?

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Old 22-01-2014, 18:42   #2
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Dance on deck? Bell Hop - Carey Bell

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Old 22-01-2014, 18:49   #3
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The Mariners Revenge-by the Decemberist
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Old 22-01-2014, 18:52   #4
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re: Favourite Cruising Songs?

I've been doing the same thing! And have been meaning to start a similar thread after seeing the ones on movies and blogs!

Classics: Come Sail Away - Styx
Longer boats - Cat Stevens

Newfie/Irish Folk:
Bonny Ship the Diamond - Tranby Croft
A Hull Full of Oil and Bone - Listing Ship
Tobacco Island - Flogging Molly
Old Polina - Great Big Sea
The Mermaid - Great Big Sea (personal favorite)

Look forward to hearing everyone's suggestions!
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Old 22-01-2014, 19:17   #6
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Ship out on the Sea - The Be Good Tanyas

If I had a boat - Lyle Lovett

Sailing to Philadelphia -Mark Knoffler

Finally Moving - Pretty Lights
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"Orinocco Flow" (Sail Away) by Enya
"Isla Bonita" by Madonna
"Caribbean Blue" by Enya
"Safe and Sound" by Capital Cities... Reminds me of the energy and atmosphere experienced anchored off the beach on Formenterra, Sp

While underway these albums are favorites:
Greatest hits of REM
Greatest hits and the complete collection of Bob Marley
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Knee Deep by the Zack Brown Band, what else? Chuck
Chesapeake Bay, ICW Hampton Roads To Key West, The Gulf Coast, The Bahamas

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Petula Clark singing "Sailor". I also like the French version, perhaps even more: "Marin"
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Old 22-01-2014, 20:40   #10
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Here are a lot of suggestions. But, there are some new ones posted here already, and I don't think you can have too many boat songs.

I like
Crosby, Still, & Nash - Southern Cross
Harry Nilsson - Everybody's Talkin' At Me
Zac Brown Band - Toes
Jim Morris - Laid Back And Key Wasted
Blues Image - Ride Captain Ride
Jay Ferguson - Thunder Island
Jimmy Buffett - Margaritaville
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Underway, night watch when others are sleeping, I like quite songs where the words have meaning. Leonard Cohen, Bob. Dylan. Makes the watch fly by.

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Peter Kagen and the Wind.__Gordon Bock
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Old 22-01-2014, 22:22   #13
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re: Favourite Cruising Songs?

No one has mentioned "Rod Stewart - Sailing" yet?

Or how about "Split Enz - 6 months in a leaky boat"?
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Old 22-01-2014, 22:23   #14
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The Reach - Dan Fogelberg
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