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Sail On - Where does the reference come from?

Post by CreolaInMySoul-a »

Hi Phriends, I have a question: when someones passes away, Parrot Heads use the term Sail On. Do you know where that originated? Is it in a lyric? Any history would help.

This is just for my own curiosity. [smilie=battingeyes.gif]
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Re: Sail On - Where does the refereence come from?

Post by lime rickie »

A Marilyn sighting! :D

I think it just means heading on to wherever/whatever is out there beyond this life.
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Re: Sail On - Where does the refereence come from?

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It means what it literally means: "keep going" or "sail to your destination", in nautical speak it is sometimes used with "fair winds and following seas, sail on" - good luck to you on your final journey.

A poem by Joaquin Miller about Columbus repeats the line as the last line of each paragraph. This is the best place I could find it for you.
http://www.theotherpages.org/poems/miller01.html
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Thank you both, I understand what it means but I was just wondering if there was a specific Buffett reference in any of his songs (Sail on Sailor doesn't seem to be it) when it comes to dying but it sounds like it is used because it is a nautical reference and it just caught on in the Parrot Head World.
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lime rickie wrote:A Marilyn sighting! :D

I think it just means heading on to wherever/whatever is out there beyond this life.
HAHA...I have been busy planning a PH Convention. Are you coming?
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CreolaInMySoul-a wrote:
lime rickie wrote:A Marilyn sighting! :D

I think it just means heading on to wherever/whatever is out there beyond this life.
HAHA...I have been busy planning a PH Convention. Are you coming?
She might if she doesn't lock her keys in the glovebox. :)
Hi Nancy! :)
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Re: Sail On - Where does the refereence come from?

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PA Parrot wrote:
CreolaInMySoul-a wrote:
lime rickie wrote:A Marilyn sighting! :D

I think it just means heading on to wherever/whatever is out there beyond this life.
HAHA...I have been busy planning a PH Convention. Are you coming?
She might if she doesn't lock her keys in the glovebox. :)
Hi Nancy! :)
Hey Lunkhead! :D And they were locked in the trunk, not the glovebox. :P

Marilyn, I'm not going. But I sure hope you and Chris are coming back to GW this year. I bet we could have a fabulous discussion around this question on one of our walks. 8)
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Re: Sail On - Where does the refereence come from?

Post by CreolaInMySoul-a »

tgatorglass wrote:It means what it literally means: "keep going" or "sail to your destination", in nautical speak it is sometimes used with "fair winds and following seas, sail on" - good luck to you on your final journey.

A poem by Joaquin Miller about Columbus repeats the line as the last line of each paragraph. This is the best place I could find it for you.
http://www.theotherpages.org/poems/miller01.html
Thank you, tgatorglass! Beautiful
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Re: Sail On - Where does the reference come from?

Post by CreolaInMySoul-a »

C-Dawg knew ( of course) :roll: He just played Meet me in Margarittaville. On Son of Son of a Sailor..track 4 Disc Two

And thank you Moderators for correcting my spelling in the Thread Heading...that was bothering me but I didn't know how to fix it.
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