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Sailing To Philadelphia  Mark Knopfler

[Em]   [-]  [G]  [-]  [Em]   [-]  [D]                   

1.

I am Jere[Em]miah Dixon, I am a Geordie boy,
a glass of wine with you, sir , and the ladies I'll enjoy.  [G]  [C]
All Dur[D]ham and Northumberland is [G]measured[C] up by my own[D] hand,   [G]  [C]
[D]it was[G] my fate from bir[C]th to mak[Em]e my mark upon the earth.[D]

2.

He call[Em]s me Charlie Mason, a stargazer am I,
it seems that I was born to chart the evening [G]sky.                      [C]
They'd cut m[D]e out for baking bread[G], but I had [C]other dream[D]s instead,            [G]             [C]
this bake[D] r's boy from the west coun[G] try would [C]join the Royal Soc[Em]iety.[D]

Chorus

We are sailing[G]      to [D]Philadelphia,  [Em]    [C]world[G] away from the [Bm]coaly Tyne,       [Am]      [D]
s[Bm]ailing to Philadelph[Em]ia   [C]     [Em]  to draw the line, [D]the Mason    - [C]Dixon Li[D]ne.           [G]
    [-]  [Em]   [-]  [G]  [-]  [Em]   [-]  [D]                

3.

Now you're a good surve[Em]yor, Dixon, but I swear you'll make me mad,
the West will kill us both, you gullible Geordie[G] lad. [C]
Y[D]ou talk of libe[G]rty, h[C]ow can Ameri[D]ca be free ?  [G] [C]
A Geo[D]rdie and a bake[G]r's boy in th[C]e forest[Em]s of the Iroquois.[D]

4.

Now hol[Em]d your head up, Mason, see America lies there [G] [C]    
the mo[D]rning tide has ra[G]ised, the c[C]apes of Delaw[D]are. [G] [C]
[D]Come up and feel the s[G]un,  a n[C]ew morn[D]ing is begun, [G] [C]
anoth[D]er day will make i[G]t clear, why you[C]r stars should gui[Em]de us here.[D]

Chorus

We are sailing[G]      to [D]Philadelphia,  [Em]    [C]world[G] away from the [Bm]coaly Tyne,       [Am]      [D]
s[Bm]ailing to Philadelph[Em]ia   [C]   [-]  [Em]  to draw the line, [D]
the Maso[C]n     D[D]ixon Line,   [Am]   the [D]Mason     -[C]Dixon Lin[D]e            [G]

[-] [Em] [-] [G] [-] [Em] [-] [D]           [-] [Em] [-] [G] [-] [Em] - [D]  ....

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