Sailing Dreams mp3 & Wav Download


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1 Tides – The tides rise and fall by 11 feet or more in Penobscott Bay. I see parallels in life.

2 Let Loose & Fly– Written while underway on Cap’n Bryan’s sailboat, hot air balloons overhead.

3 Sailing Dream –When I woke from my dream, I could remember a melody, lyrics, guitar parts, bass, drums and a voice like Suzy Bogguss singing. This is nearly exactly the way it sounded in the dream.

4 Perseid –I was awakened by two owls singing to each other. I opened the hatch and saw a sky full of stars and the Perseid meteor shower.

5 Captain Noah–Bryan and I pretended to be pirates and rowed over to a schooner from 1871, claiming “Who’s your captain, we’re taking over the ship!” A voice answered, “I’m Captain Noah, and I need a day off, so come on board!” We climbed up the rigging, Noah took out his guitar and a harmonica, and a blues jam ensued.

6 Rainy Harbor – At anchor in Monhegan Island, I was entranced by the melodies of the rain on the deck. I took out my guitar and captured the rain’s music.

7 Sailing to Yesterday – It seemed that the further we sailed “down east,” the more it felt like we were going back in time, and each fishing village seemed older than the last. I recorded guitar & vocals in the actual cottage on Fire Island inlet from where we set sail.

8 The Drunken Wellerman – An improv with Phil Keaggy, based on the shanties, “The Drunken Sailor” and “The Wellerman.”

9 Favorable Winds – Most of the way from Fire Island to Maine the wind was going in quite the wrong direction. I thought I’d write a song to the wind, beseeching it to go gently in the right direction. Cap’n Bryan himself is singing along with me.

10 Friendship – I’m thankful for fine friendships, and new ones of which we made on our journey. I recorded this together with my longtime friend, Phil Keaggy.

11 Silver Wind – I originally wrote this for guitar and flute, and it took new shape with Phil Keaggy’s improvisations.

12 I’m Sailing, I’m Sailing – The title is a quote from the movie “What About Bob,” but the lyrics are highly personal. Mark Kibble adds his layers of stunning “Take 6” harmonies.

13 Captain Noah Instrumental – Phil Keaggy suggested we include our original instrumental version of Captain Noah. We recorded it together just before the birth of Phil’s grandson, coincidentally named Noah.


All songs by Muriel Anderson except 5, 8 and 13 by Muriel Anderson and Phil Keaggy