Teaching English

The Sutherland Brothers – Sailing | Lyrics

Learn English with the original version of "Sailing" by The Sutherland Brothers. This song is an account of mankind's spiritual journey through life, through the good times and the bad times.


a song by The Sutherland Brothers

Song | Sailing
Release date | 1972 [original version]
Lyricist | Gavin Sutherland
Recorded by | The Sutherland Brothers
℗ 1972 Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd.
We don’t own the song nor the lyrics. We are using them for educational purposes. No copyright infringement intended.

I am sailing, I am sailing,

home again, across the sea.

I am sailing stormy waters,

to be near you, to be free.


I am flying, I am flying,

like a bird across the sky.

I am flying, passing high clouds,

to be with you, by and by.


Can you hear me, oh can you hear me,

through the dark night, far away?

I am dying, forever trying.

Will I see you, who can say?


We are sailing, we are sailing,

home again, across 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.

Printable worksheet for grammar practice

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Worksheet and Powerpoint presentation designed to introduce the Present Continuous tense with a classroom song

Topics for the classroom:

  • Present Continuous
  • Opposites
  • Synonyms
  • Action verbs

Included resources:

  • Worksheet (Word + PDF)
  • Answer key (Word + PDF)
  • PowerPoint presentation with answer key 

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