Who Sang Sailing to Philadelphia? James Taylor & Mark Knopfler

Mark Knopfler October Road cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2002-8-13
Genre: Rock
Style: Acoustic/Soft Rock
length: 5:30
producer: Mark Knopfler and Chuck Ainlay
piano: Jim Cox
vocal: Mark Knopfler and James Taylor
performer: James Taylor
mixer: Chuck Ainlay
recording engineer: Chuck Ainlay
bass: Glenn Worf
background vocals: Guy Fletcher
guitar: Mark Knopfler and Richard Bennett
Hammond organ: Jim Cox
keyboard: Guy Fletcher
drums (drum set): Chad Cromwell
pedal steel guitar: Paul Franklin
Some other versions of "Sailing to Philadelphia"

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
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
This Baker's Boy From The West Country
Would Join The Royal Society

[Chorus]
We Are Sailing To Philadelphia
A World Away From The Coaly Tyne
Sailing To Philadelphia
To Draw The Line
The Mason-Dixon Line

Now You're A Good Surveyor, Dixon
But I Swear You'll Make Me Mad
The West Will Kill Us Both
You Gullible Geordie Lad
You Talk Of Liberty
How Can America Be Free
A Geordie And A Baker's Boy
In The Forests Of The Iroquois
Now Hold Your Head Up, Mason
See America Lies There
The Morning Tide Has Raised
The Capes Of Delaware
Gome Up And Feel The Sun
A New Morning Is Begun
Another Day Will Make It Clear
Why Your Stars Should Guide Us Here...

[Chorus]
We Are Sailing To Philadelphia
A World Away From The Coaly Tyne
Sailing To Philadelphia
To Draw The Line
The Mason-Dixon Line


Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 September Grass
  • 2 October Road
  • 3 On the 4th of July
  • 4 Whenever You're Ready
  • 5 Belfast to Boston
  • 6 Mean Old Man
  • 7 My Traveling Star
  • 8 Raised Up Family
  • 9 Carry Me on My Way
  • 10 Caroline I See You
  • 11 Baby Buffalo
  • 12 Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
    CD 2
  • 1 Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
  • 2 Benjamin
  • 3 Sailing to Philadelphia

  • Release information
    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 696998669529
    script: Latin