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Sail Away Chords

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...SAIL AWAY... by Randy Newman
---------------................

*from 'Sail Away' (1972)*


*CAPO 3rd FRET*

(Original Key: F)


Verse 1:

D     Bm7                E7sus
 In A-merica, you'll get food to eat.
A7                                        D
 Won't have to run through the jungle and scuff up your feet.
D            Bm7                        E7sus
 You'll just sing about Jesus and drink wine all day;
A7                            D
 It's great to be an American.

Verse 2:

D         Bm7                       E7sus
 Ain't no lions or tigers, ain't no mamba snake,
A7                                 D
 Just the sweet watermelon and the buckwheat cake.
Bm7                         E7sus
 Everybody is as happy as a man can be,
A7                               D
 Climb aboard little wog, sail a-way with me.

Chorus 1:

       D   Dsus4  D
Sail A-way,
       G   Gsus4  G
Sail A-way.
        D                Bm7                    E7  G/A
We will cross the mighty ocean, into Charleston Bay.

       D   Dsus4  D
Sail A-way,
       G   Gsus4  G
Sail A-way.
        D         Bm7    E7          G/A        D   Bm7  E7sus
We will cross the mighty ocean, into Charleston Bay.

Verse 3:

D     Bm7           E7sus
 In A-merica, every man is free,
A7                                D
 To take care of his home and his family.
D             Bm7        E7sus
 You'll be as happy as a monkey in a monkey tree;
A7                D
 You're all gonna be an American.

Chorus 2:

       D   Dsus4  D
Sail A-way,
       G   Gsus4  G
Sail A-way.
        D                Bm7                    E7  G/A
We will cross the mighty ocean, into Charleston Bay.

       D   Dsus4  D
Sail A-way,
       G   Gsus4  G
Sail A-way.
        D         Bm7    E7          G/A        D
We will cross the mighty ocean, into Charleston Bay.

Outro:

D  Bm7, E7sus

(Repeat to Fade)


CHORD DIAGRAMS:
---------------

    D      Bm7    E7sus    A7     Dsus4    G      Gsus4    G/A

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 xx0232  x24232  020200  x02223  xx0233  320003  320013  x00003


Tabbed by Joel from cLuMsY, Bristol, England, 2004 (clumsyband@hotmail.com)
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maguri wrote on October 17 2012, 01:17 pm

I'm wondering what the five stars are for. Playing this, it just doesn't sound right. After getting back to the original song, I'd suggest a lot of changes which, all in all, almost deserve a new tab, I think:

- The intro (which is mistakenly interpreted as another verse here) is totally off and nothing like Newman's recording at all. I'm not sure about all the chords, but this is at least close:
| D | F# | Bm | D7 |
| G | A6 A7 | G/D D/F# | A/E (?) G/D |

The rest of the tab is much better, but still far from being accurate:
- The A7 chords in the verses are all suspended. They don't sound right with the major third.
- There's no G/A in the chorus, that one's actually A7.
- The last chord (Asus4) in the outro as well as in the link between chorus and verse is missing.

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