Sailing by Rod Stewart | Lyrics with Guitar Chords

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.

Video Lesson




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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