Gone to America Song Lyrics

Steeleye Span


publisher: ©Peermusic Publishing
writers: Peter Knight
album: Track 5 in album Sails of Silver
release date: 1980
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genres: Rock
styles: Folk Rock
length: 4:21
producer: Gus Dudgeon
drums: Nigel Pegrum
vocal: Tim Hart, Bob Johnson, Rick Kemp, Maddy Prior and Peter Knight
engineer: Jerry Boys
violin: Peter Knight
bass: Rick Kemp
guitar: Bob Johnson and Tim Hart
keyboard: Peter Knight
percussion: Nigel Pegrum
woodwind: Nigel Pegrum

Album Information

country(area): United Kingdom
script: Latin

Cover Art

Steeleye Span Sails of Silver cover art


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Married him in April, lost him in July;
Listen to my story and I'll tell you why,
They said that he'd been poaching and stealing wine,
They said I wouldn't see him for a long long time.
Chorus: They said he's gone to America,
To work the land that some called Virginia;
They said he's gone to America.
Married him in April, lost him in July;
They took him as their prisoner then told me why,
They said they had sent him where poachers go,
I asked if I could see him but they said no.
Married him in April, lost him in July;
Curse the men who took him, curse their wicked lie,
The night they saw him poaching and stealing wine,


Track Listing

  • 1 Sails of Silver
  • 2 My Love
  • 3 Barnet Fair
  • 4 Senior Service
  • 5 Gone to America
  • 6 Where Are They Now
  • 7 Let Her Go Down
  • 8 Longbone
  • 9 Marigold / Harvest Home
  • 10 Tell Me Why
  • 11 Thomas the Rhymer (live)
  • 12 My Johnny (live)
  • 13 The Lark in the Morning (live)