Sail Away Ladies

Last Chance String Band. The fiddler is Ryan Thomson, "Captain Fiddle."

Key of G. Two parts. Similar to Great Big Taters in Sandy Land and Sally Anne.

Links

  • Vince Farsetta [mp3, other stuff]
  • Fiddle, banjo, and singing by Last Chance String Band [UToob]
  • Played by the Dusty Buskers duet [UToob]
  • Two Stefanini fiddlers at home. [UToob]
  • Instructional clawhammer video [Utoob]
  • Idiosyncratic clawhammer [Utoob]
  • Uncle Dave Macon, old record [Utoob]
  • Uncle Bunt Stephans, old record [box] [toob]
  • New Lost City Ramblers [myspace].
  • Joan Baez didn't play the banjo [back on utoob]
  • A shaking dock could be the worst place to shot a video [Utoob]
  • The blog, Joop's Musical Flowers, collected versions from folk, rock, and old time.

Lyrics

If ever I get my new house done, Sail away, ladies, sail away,

I'll give my old one to my son, Sail away, ladies, sail away.

Chorus [usually omit the one in brackets]

[Don't you rock 'em, da-dee-o,] Don't you rock 'em, da-dee-o

Don't you rock 'em, da-dee-o, Sail away ladies, sail away

Children, don't you weep and cry,...

You're gonna be angels by and by,...

Come along, girls, and go with me,...

We'll go back to Tennessee,...

I got a letter from Shiloh town,...

Ol' Saint Louie is a-burning down,...

I chew my tobacco and I spit my juice,...

I love my daughter but it ain't no use,...