Sails of Silver Lyrics

Steeleye Span

publisher: ©Peermusic Publishing
writers: Tim Hart
album: Track 12 in album Sails of Silver
release date: 1980
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length: 3:28
engineer: Jerry Boys
woodwind: Nigel Pegrum
guitar: Bob Johnson, Tim Hart
bass: Rick Kemp
violin: Peter Knight
keyboard: Peter Knight
drums: Nigel Pegrum
percussion: Nigel Pegrum
producer: Gus Dudgeon
vocal: Maddy Prior, Rick Kemp, Tim Hart, Bob Johnson, Peter Knight

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

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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)