Gone to America 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

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,
Was the night he took comfort in these arms of mine.
Married him in April, lost him in July.

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)