Sailing to Philadelphia – Mark Knopfler & James Taylor

Sailing to Philadelphia è un brano del cantante Mark Knophler, prodotto in collaborazione con il cantante statunitense James Taylor e contenuto nell’omonimo album del 2000. Il disco che contiene la traccia ha venduto ben 3.500.000 copie, piazzandosi al primo posto anche qui in Italia.

INTRO = FA#m LA FA#m MI

VERSE 1
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FA#m
I am Jeremiah Dixon
FA#m
I am a Geordie boy
FA#m
A glass of wine with you, sir
LA RE
And the ladies I’ll enjoy
MI LA RE
All Durham and Northumberland
MI LA RE LA
Is measured up by my own hand
MI LA RE
It was my fate from birth
RE MI
To make my mark upon the earth…

VERSE 2
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FA#m
He calls me Charlie Mason
FA#m
A stargazer Am I
FA#m
It seems that I was born
LA RE
To chart the evening sky
MI LA RE
They’d cut me out for baking bread
MI LA RE
But I had other dreams instead
MI LA RE
This baker’s boy from the west country
RE MI
Would join the Royal Society…

CHORUS
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LA MI FA#m RE
We are sailing to Philadelphia
LA MI SIbm MI
A world away from the coaly Tyne
DO#m FA#m RE
Sailing to Philadelphia
FA#m MI
To draw the line
RE MI LA
A Mason-Dixon Line

STACCO = (LA) FA#m LA FA#m MI

VERSE 3
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FA#m
Now you’re a good surveyor, Dixon
FA#m
But I swear you’ll make me mad
FA#m
The West will kill us both
LA RE
You gullible Geordie lad
MI LA RE
You talk of liberty
MI LA RE
How can America be free
MI LA RE
A Geordie and a baker’s boy
RE MI
In the forests of the Iroquois…

VERSE 4
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FA#m
Now hold your head up, Mason
FA#m
See America lies there
FA#m
The morning tide has raised
LA RE
The capes of Delaware
MI LA RE
Come up and feel the sun
MI LA RE
A new morning has begun
MI LA RE
Another day will make it clear
RE MI
Why your stars should guide us here…

CHORUS
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LA MI FA#m RE
We are sailing to Philadelphia
LA MI SIbm MI
A world away from the coaly Tyne
DO#m FA#m RE
Sailing to Philadelphia
FA#m MI
To draw the line
RE MI RE LA
A Mason-Dixon Line
RE MI LA
A Mason-Dixon Line

FINALE
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(LA) FA#m LA FA#m MI
FA#m LA FA#m MI (x3, sfumando)

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