Sailing on the Ocean
X:1 T:Sailing on the Ocean S:Luke Highnight's Ozark Strutters N:Luke Hignight (note spelling), Hot Springs, Arkansas, 1898-1940. M:C| L:1/8 D:Vocalion 5384 (78 RPM), Luke Highnight and His Ozark Strutters (1928) Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D f2d2e2d2|fded d2(=f2|^f)ed2e2d2|B3c B2(=f| ^f)d2e2d2|fded d2B2|A2A2 B2c2|d4d2|| [A2a2] fa fe d2|[d2f2]e2d2[A2a2]-|[A2a2]fa e2d2|B3c B2| [A2a2][A2a2][A2f2]d2|[df]ded d2B2|A2A2 B2c2|d4d2||
SAILING ON THE OCEAN. AKA and see "Sugar Hill." Old-Time, Breakdown. USA, Arkansas. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. A very simple old-time tune that is a member of a more-or-less related tune family that includes “Sugar Hill,” “Angeline the Baker,” “Jinny Git Around”/“Jenny Get Around,” “Fortune (1)” and others. recorded in by Luke Hignight's Ozark Strutters, from Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas. Hot Springs is in central-west Arkansas and is not near the Ozarks Mountains, but does lie in the Ouachita Mountains. Presumably the band took the name of the more well-known mountain region for the cache of the Ozarks when compared to the Quachitas. The spelling ‘Highnight’ often given in the band's name is an error, or a conceit by the record company, for Luke’s (1898-1940) name was spelled ‘Hignight’.