"Sailing" - Rod Stewart Cover (Guitar Instrumental)
Produced and Performed at StudioRock of Northern Virginia (USA)
All music was assembled and produced by Mark Jeffery Campayno.

Equipment:
Stock Black EPIPHONE SG Electric Guitar
Fender MUSTANG AMP
REAPER 4.01 VERSION WORKSTATION
Apple ipad

This is a song that has what it takes to engage the listener and win hearts. I know what I speak of as I still have the original Atlantic Crossing cassette that I purchased as an 11th grader in 1975. This was the favorite song of me and my friends. For some reason we were immediately taken with it's repetitious pattern and very simple structures. Of course I knew nothing of music then except to listen. I would start playing guitar three years later.

The toughest of my friends loved this song. It's speaks of so much that we can relater to and you can apply it to so many areas of life. Whether it be longing for love, leaving someone behind, or any number of "escape modes" there can be no doubt that the words "...to be near you, to be free." speak of a new beginning.

The structure of this song is basic with much cycling of common musical materials.. However, dynamically it builds creating a climax of emotion at the end when a meeting of sorts occurs sealing a new way. No matter how you interput it, this song, even in this instrumental form, is engaging and it proves once again, the music when created with care and simple melody, will win over the hearts of listeners.

Lyrics
(gavin sutherland, 1972)

I am sailing, I am sailing,
Home again cross the sea.
I am sailing, stormy waters,
To be near you, to be free.

I am flying, I am flying,
Like a bird cross the sky.
I am flying, passing high clouds,
To be with you, to be free.

Can you hear me, can you hear me
Thro the dark night, far away,
I am dying, forever trying,
To be with you, who can say.

Can you hear me, can you hear me,
Thro the dark night far away.
I am dying, forever trying,
To be with you, who can say.

We are sailing, we are sailing,
Home again cross the sea.
We are sailing stormy waters,
To be near you, to be free.

Oh lord, to be near you, to be free.
Oh lord, to be near you, to be free,
Oh lord.

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Sailing lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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