The Orinoco Flow chords & lyrics

by Enya

  • Composers: Enya & Nicky Ryan
  • Lyricist: Roma Ryan
  • Album: Watermark
  • Music: Key of G Major in 4/4 time at 120 bpm (♩)
  • Chords: G - Am - Bb - C - Cm - D - F - Fmaj7... chord charts below...

The Orinoco Flow by Enya

                           
Intro: 4/4 ||:  G  |  F - C  |  G  | F - C  :|| 

        G                         F           C
Let me sail, let me sail, let the Or-i-no-co flow
         G                           F              C
Let me reach, let me beach, on the shores of Tri-po-li
        G                          F                C
Let me sail, let me sail, let me crash u-pon your shore
         G                          F                C
Let me reach, let me beach, far be-yond the Yel-low Sea
Cm        | Bb  -  F  |   Cm        | Bb  -  F  |
   De de...                  De de...    
Cm         | Bb  -  F  |   Cm         | Bb  -  F  |
   De de...                   De de...
 G          |  G  |
   De De...

    (G)         F           C          G
Chorus: Sail a-way, sail a-way, sail a-way
                F           C           G
        Sail a-way, sail a-way, sail a-way
                F           C           G
        Sail a-way, sail a-way, sail a-way
                F           C           G
        Sail a-way, sail a-way, sail a-way

             G                     F            C
2. From Bis-sau to Pa-lau in the shade of Av-a-lon
           G                      F           C
   From Fi-ji to Ti-ree and the Isles of E-bo-ny
           G                    F                C
   From Pe-ru to Ce-bu hear the po-wer of Ba-by-lon
            G                     F               C
   From Bal-i to Ca-li - far be-neath the Co-ral Sea

Cm         | Bb  -  F  |   Cm         | Bb  -  F  |
   De de...                   De de...    
Cm         | Bb  -  F  |   Cm        | Bb  -  F  |
   De de...                   De de...
 G          |   G   |
   De De...

         C                       G                Am   | Fmaj7  -  G  |
Bridge: Turn it up, turn it up, turn it up, up A-dieu,    ooh  -  ooh
         C                       G                Am   | Fmaj7  -  G  |
        Turn it up, turn it up, turn it up, up A-dieu,    ooh  -  ooh
         C                       G                F    |  D  |  D  |
        Turn it up, turn it up, turn it up, up A-dieu,   ah...

                F           C          G
Chorus: Sail a-way, sail a-way, sail a-way
                F           C           G
        Sail a-way, sail a-way, sail a-way
                F           C           G
        Sail a-way, sail a-way, sail a-way
                F           C           G
        Sail a-way, sail a-way, sail a-way

             G                        F              C
3. From the North to the South, Eb-u-dae un-to Khar-toum,
             G                        F               C
   From the deep sea of Clouds to the is-land of the moon,
          G                       F                C
   Car-ry me on the waves to the land I've ne-ver been,
          G                        F               C
   Car-ry me on the waves to the lands I've ne-ver seen.

           G                         F           C
** We can sail, we can sail with the O-ri-no-co flow
           G
   We can sail, we can sail
           F           C           G
   Sail a-way, sail a-way, sail a-way

         G                          F               C
We can steer, we can near with Rob Dick-ins at the wheel
        G                            F             C
We can sigh, say good-bye, Ross and his de-pen-den-cy
        G
We can sail, we can sail
        F           C           G
Sail a-way, sail a-way, sail a-way

        G
We can sail, we can sail
        F           C           G
Sail a-way, sail a-way, sail a-way

        F           C           G
Sail a-way, sail a-way, sail a-way
        F           C           G
Sail a-way, sail a-way, sail a-way
        F           C           G
Sail a-way, sail a-way, sail a-way
        F           C           G
Sail a-way, sail a-way, sail a-way


Oh... oh  -  oh     Oh... oh oh     Oh...

🗝️ G Major

Numbered Circles: Chord fingering - number inside circle indicates which finger to use
Unmarked strings: Play open
X: Don't play string
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings
R: Root Note

Right Handed Charts:

Left Handed Charts:

Enya

Born: Eithne Pádraigín Ní Bhraonáin on 17 May 1961 in Gweedore, County Donegal, Ireland

Also Known As: Enya Patricia Brennan

Occupation: Singer /songwriter, musician

Music Styles: Celtic pop, world, new-age

Active Years: 1980 - present

Instruments: Vocals, multi-instrumentalist

Associations: Clannad, Ragairne, Moya Brennan, Brídín Brennan

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