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Nat King Cole Red Sails In the Sunset Lyrics

Last updated: 04/27/2011 11:00:00 AM

-Artist: Nat King Cole
-peak Billboard position # 24 in 1951
-Words by Jimmy Kennedy and Music by Hugh Williams
-previously charted in 1935 by Bing Crosby (#1), Guy Lombardo (also # !),
-Mantovani (#3), and Jack Jackson (# 13)
-previously charted in 1936 by Louis Armstrong (#15)
-subsequently charted by Tab Hunter in 1957 (#57), The Platters in 1960 (#36)
-and by Fats Domino in 1963 (#35).


{Red sails in the sunset, way out on the sea}
Oh, carry my loved one home safely to me
{She sailed at the dawning, all day I've been blue}
Red sails in the sunset, I'm trusting in you

Swift wings you must borrow
Make straight for the shore
We marry tomorrow
And she goes sailing no more

{Red sails in the sunset, way out on the sea}
Oh, carry my loved one home safely to me

<instrumental interlude>

Swift wings you must borrow
Make straight for the shore
We marry tomorrow
And she goes sailing no more

{Red sails in the sunset}
Way out on the sea (ooh-wee-ooh, wee-ooh)
Oh, carry my loved one
{Home safely to me}

{bracketed words are sung by Nat in unison with background singers}
(words in parentheses are sung by background singers only)

Thanks to agnesjames@earthlink.net for submitting Red Sails In the Sunset Lyrics.



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