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Friday, May 7, 2010

Step #4 - Preparations - Sailing Playlist!

There is nothing - absolutely nothing -
half so much worth doing
as simply messing about in boats. 
- Kenneth Grahame

One may not think that a crucial part of preparing to "sail over the horizon" would include preparing a playlist of songs to accompany 'messing about in our boat'... but we love our music and finding just the right music to listen to while... lounging in the cockpit... or swabbing the decks...or setting crab traps or fishing lines... or... SAILING!...

...requires serious and constant searching.  So if you have some suggestions please post them in comments for us and we will add them to our playlist :-)

So far we have included:

Top of the list - Jimmy Buffet (of course!!)... all songs - but definitely:

Jimmy Buffett - Margaritaville
Jimmy Buffett - Lovely Cruise
Jimmy Buffett - Take It Back
Jimmy Buffett - changes in latitudes
Jimmy Buffett - Fins
Jimmy Buffett - Landfall
Jimmy Buffett - Mother ocean
Jimmy Buffett - One particular harbor
Jimmy Buffett - Pirate
Jimmy Buffett - Sea of heartbreak
Jimmy Buffett - Landfall
Jimmy Buffett - Boats to Build
Jimmy Buffett - Sea of Heartbreak
Jimmy Buffett - Son of a Son of a Sailor
Jimmy Buffett - Boats To Build (with Alan Jackson)
Jimmy Buffett - One Particular Harbor
Jimmy Buffett - The Captain and the Kid
Jimmy Buffett - Lovely Cruise
Jimmy Buffett - Mother Ocean


Beach Boys - Kokomo
Beach Boys - Sail On Sailor
Beach Boys - Sloop John B
Beca Boys - Sail on Sailor
Billie Holiday - A Sailboat in the Moonlight

Bob Dylan-  Shelter from the Storm
Bobbie Darin - Beyond the Sea
Burl Ives - Away Rio
Burl Ives- Leave her Johnny leave her
Burl Ives- What do you do with a drunken sailor

and don't forget...

Cat Steven - Longer Boats
Cat Stevens - Angel Sea
Cat Stevens- The Wind

Chris De Burgh - Sailing Away

Commodores - Sail On

CSN - Shadow Captain

CSN - Southern Cross

CSN&Y - Lee Shore

David Gray - Sail Away

Frank Sinatra - Summer Wind

Gordon Lightfoot - Ghosts of Cape Horn
Gordon Lightfoot - In the Lee of Christian Island
Gordon Lightfoot — Wreck of Edmund Fitzgerald

We both adore Great Big Sea... great energy!

Great Big Sea - A Boat like Gideon Brown's
Great Big Sea - Wave over Wave
Great Big Sea - Captain Kidd
Great Big Sea - Lukey
Great Big Sea - When I'm Up I Can't Get Down
Great Big Sea - The Night Pat Murphy Died

Great Big Sea - Donkey Riding - this is a fun one:-)

Harry Belefonte- Day Oh (Banana Boat song)
Harry Belefonte- Jamaca Farewell

Irish Rovers - Drunken Sailor

Joan Baez—Spanish Boots
Joe Cocker- Sail Away

Queen - Sail Away Sweet Sister

Rankin Family - Fare Thee Well Love

Rod Stewart - Sailing

Roger Whittaker - The Last Farewell

Stan Rogers -  Flowers of Bermuda
Stan Rogers - Fogarty's Cove
Stan Rogers - The Bluenose

Stan Rogers - The Queen of the Grand Banks' Schooners Rare footage of the original Bluenose schooner, racing against her Gloucester rival, the Gertrude L. Thibault, set to Stan Roger's inspiring music and voice.  Hats off to two great Canadian icons.

Stan Rogers - White Squall
Stan Rogers - Northwest Passage
Stan Rogers - Mary Ellen Carter

Stan Rogers - (I found this old video clip of Stan and the boys having a Kitchen Party singing... you guessed it...

Barrett's Privateers

Stan Rogers -Make and Break Harbor
Stan Rogers,-  Sailing Down to Ol' Maui

Sting - Valaparaiso
Sting - Why Should I Cry for You?
Sting -  The Wild Wild Sea

Styx - Come Sail Away (here's an old video of their performance of the song!)

Van Halen - Feels So Good
Van Morrison - Into the Mystic
Van Morrison - Moondance

and to end this blog on a serious hauntingly beautiful (musical) note from Crosby, Stills and Nash


  1. Hello you two,
    What a wonderful blog! I am loving it!

  2. Thanks, Maria! I finally was able to put up all the videos after many attempts at changing the html code...phew! I'm glad you are enjoying our blog!