Sailing to Philadelphia Song Lyrics

Mark Knopfler

Mark Knopfler Sailing to Philadelphia cover art
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I am Jeremiah Dixon
I am a Geordie boy
A glass of wine with you, sir
And the ladies I'll enjoy
All Durham and Northumberland
Is measured up by my own hand
It was my fate from birth
To make my mark upon the earth

He calls me Charlie Mason
A stargazer am I
It seems that I was born
To chart the evening sky
They'd cut me out for baking bread
But I had other dreams instead

Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 What It Is
  • 2 Sailing to Philadelphia
  • 3 Who's Your Baby Now
  • 4 Baloney Again
  • 5 The Last Laugh
  • 6 Do America
  • 7 Silvertown Blues
  • 8 El Macho
  • 9 Prairie Wedding
  • 10 Wanderlust
  • 11 Speedway at Nazareth
  • 12 Junkie Doll
  • 13 Sands of Nevada
  • 14 One More Matinee


  • credits


    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Mark Knopfler
    album: Track 2 in album Sailing to Philadelphia
    release date: 2000-9-25
    popularity : 70 users have visited this page.
    genres: Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Blues Rock/Country Rock/Classic Rock
    length: 5:30
    vocal: Mark Knopfler and James Taylor
    performer: James Taylor
    guitar: Mark Knopfler
    pedal steel guitar: Paul Franklin
    composer: Mark Knopfler
    lyricist: Mark Knopfler

    Album Information

    label: Mercury Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 731454298124
    script: Latin