This gentle lullaby can be sung while rocking babies or playing pretend with preschoolers. I learned it from Kathy Reid-Naiman’s 2002 album, A Smooth Road to London Town, and you can listen to her version here. I believe this is another traditional tune, but always welcome credit corrections.
A number of my amazing library colleagues sing this at their baby or toddler storytimes, and one has kindly shared these chords. If you have a hard time singing high (as I often do), strum it with G/D/C instead.
Sailing Sailing Over the Ocean
C G7 C
Sailing sailing, over the ocean
Sailing, sailing, over the sea
Sailing, sailing, over the water
F G7 C
Sail back home to me
Floating, Swimming, Gliding, Flying...