Sail Away Ladies

 

Ain’t no use to sit and cry;  Sail away ladies, sail away.

You’ll all be angels by and by;  Sail away ladies, sail away.

 

Refrain:  Don’t you rock em’ die-dy-o,

                Don’t you rock em’ die-dy-o,

                Don’t you rock em’ die-dy-o,

                Don’t you rock em’ die-dy-o.

 

I’ve got a home in Tennessee;  Sail away ladies, sail away.

That’s the place I want to be;  Sail away ladies, sail away.

 

If ever I get my new house done;  Sail away ladies, sail away.

I’ll give the old one to my son;  Sail away ladies, sail away

 

Come along and go with me;  Sail away ladies, sail away.

We’ll all go down to Tennessee;  Sail away ladies, sail away.

 

Ain’t no use to sit and cry;  Sail away ladies, sail away.

You’ll all be angels by and by;  Sail away ladies, sail away.

 

 

This delightful dance tune was popularized by Uncle Dave Macon at the Grand Ole Op’ry in 1925.