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America lyrics : "Sailing To Philadelphia"

I am Jeremiah Dixon
I am a Geordie boy
A glass of wine with you, sir

And the ladies I'll enjoy
All Durham and Northumberland
Is measured up by my own hand

It was my fate from birth
To make my mark upon the earth...


He calls me Charlie Mason
A stargazer am I
It seems that I was born

To chart the evening sky
They'd cut me out for baking bread
But I had other dreams instead

This baker's boy from the west country
Would join the Royal Society...


We are sailing to Philadelphia
A world away from the coaly Tyne
Sailing to Philadelphia

To draw the line
The Mason-Dixon line


Now you're a good surveyor, Dixon
But I swear you'll make me mad
The West will kill us both

You gullible Geordie lad
You talk of liberty
How can America be free

A Geordie and a baker's boy
In the forest of the Iroquois...


Now hold your head up, Mason
See America lies there
The morning tide has raised

The capes of Delaware
Come up and feel the sun
A new morning is begun

Another day will make it clear
Why your stars should guide us here...


We are sailing to Philadelphia
A world away from the coaly Tyne
Sailing to Philadelphia

To draw the line
The Mason-Dixon line

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