Sailing by Rod Stewart | Lyrics with Guitar Chords
Author: Gaurav Narula
Sailing by Rod Stewart was originally written by Gavin Sutherland of Sutherland Brothers in 1972. Rod Stewart covered their song in 1975 for his debut studio album Atlantic Crossing. The song instantly became a massive hit, sky rocketing Rod Stweart’s musical career to newer heights.
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Key of the Song: G major
The original key of the song is G major.
Guitar Chords for Sailing by Rod Stewart
Please note: This song is played with the capo on the 4th fret of the guitar.
Sailing – Lyrics with Chords
Finger pick the first 2 verses and then strum the chords Verse 1 G Em C G I am sailing, I am sailing home again 'cross the sea. A Em Am G D I am sailing stormy waters, to be near you, to be free. Verse 2 G Em C G I am flying, I am flying like a bird 'cross the sky. A Em Am G D I am flying passing high clouds, to be near you, to be free. Verse 3 G Em C G Can you hear me, can you hear me, thru the dark night far away? A Em Am G D I am dying, forever trying to be with you; who can say? Verse 4 G Em C G Can you hear me, can you hear me, thru the dark night far away? A Em Am G D I am dying, forever trying to be with you; who can say? Bridge C Em D-Db-D D-Db-D Em C G D-Db-D Dsus4 D6 C Chorus G Em C G We are sailing, we are sailing home again 'cross the sea. A Em Am G We are sailing stormy waters, to be near you, to be free. D Am G Oh Lord, to be near you, to be free. D Am G Oh Lord, to be near you, to be free.
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G is not the original key of this song, it is B. However G is the easiest key to play it in so if your place a capo on fret 4 you will be in the original key. Having said that; G (no capo) is probably a more comfortable key for most male singers (or try capo 2)
Re my previous comment. The original key I refer to is Rod Stewart’s more famous version, I have not heard the Southerlad Bos. version which may be in G
I love this version, I think it sounds true to the original score. Depending on the singer I use a capo if needed and that takes care of any key preferences that the singer may have.