Ronstadt, Linda - Sail Away Lyrics




In America you get food to eat
Don't have to run through the jungle and scuff up your feet
You just sing about Jesus and drink wine all day
It's great to be an American

Ain't no lions or tigers
Ain't no mamba snake
Just the sweet watermelon and the buckwheat cake
Everybody is as happy as a man can be
So climb aboard little wog and sail away with me

Sail away
Sail away
We will cross the mighty ocean into Charleston Bay
Sail away
Sail away
We will cross the mighty ocean into Charleston Bay

In America every man is free
To take care of his home and his family
You'll be as happy as a monkey in a monkey tree
You're all gonna be an American

Sail away
Sail away
We will cross the mighty ocean into Charleston Bay
Sail away
Sail away
We will cross the mighty ocean into Charleston Bay





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  1. Charles Taylor

    The irony of this song can be missed easily. The place it really stands out is that part where it talks of sailing into Charleston bay. That's when you know these are black folks headed for slavery.

  2. Mike Bailey

    sweeeet!