Sails of Silver Lyrics

Steeleye Span


publisher: ©Peermusic Publishing
writers: Tim Hart
album: Track 1 in album Sails of Silver
release date: 1980
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genres: Rock
styles: Folk Rock
length: 3:28
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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What is it makes her to weep and to moan?
I am as a tall sailing ship out on the sea,
Where only long breezes reach out to me.
Chorus: And I'll set my sails of silver,
And I'll steer towards the sun,
And you, false love, will weep for me
When I'm gone, when I'm gone, when I'm gone.
The maid in a garden, how can it be?
I'm staring seaward but what does she see?
A mast of the tall rowan tree, ropes of fine silk,
Decks holystoned shining whiter than milk.
Chorus: (2x)
[Key change] Chorus 3x and fade


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)