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Alejandro Fuentes – Sail Away tab
Sail Away-Sonny and Brownie This is off an album Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee did together appropriately called and Brownie." It's a cover of a Randy Newman song and sounds good on solo acoustic. F Dmin G7 In America you'll get plenty food to eat A C Won't have to run through the jungle (Bb) F And scuff up your feet F Dmin You'll just sing about Jesus G7 And drink wine all day C (Bb) It's gonna be great F F To be an American F Dmin Ain't no lions or tigers G7 Ain't no mamba snake C Just the sweet watermelon F And the buckwheat cake F Dmin Everybody is happy G7 As a man can be C (Bb) Climb aboard little children F Sail away with me Chorus F Sail Away A# Sail Away F Dmin G C We will cross the mighty ocean into Charleston Bay F Sail Away Bb Sail Away F Dmin G Bb F We will cross the mighty ocean into Charleston Bay Note: You can play that last Bb as a C also. Verse: In America Every man is free To take care of his home and his family You'll be happy as a monkey in a monkey tree Be American Sail away with me Chorus x 2 When it says (Bb) that means that chord is optional. The song also sounds closer to the if you play the "A#'s" as barre chords at the 6th fret and you play the Bb's as barre at the 1st fret. I realize that's kind of confusing, so just play it however's comfortable. Also this sounds pretty close to the Randy Newman version, so if you like that one try and play around with the chords to get it. Here's the link to Sonny Terry's web site- http://www.sonnyterry.com/