“Sailing, Sailing”

Author: Godfrey Marks
Earliest date: 1880 (sheet music)
Keywords: sailor sea ship nonballad home

Description

Known mostly for the lines in the middle of the chorus: "Sailing, sailing, over the bounding main, For many a stormy wind shall blow ere Jack comes home again." About the "bold and free" life of the sailor, and his true heart, and his return home

Same tune

References

  1. Silber-FSWB, p. 89, "Sailing Sailing" (1 text)
  2. Fuld-WFM, p. 483, "Sailing"
  3. DT, SLNGSLNG
  4. BI, FSWB089