In America you'll get food to eat 
Don't have to run through the jungle 
And scuff up your feet 
You'll just sing about Jesus and drink wine all day 
It's great to be an American 

Ain't no lions or tigers-ain't no mamba snake 
Just the sweet watermelon and the buckwheat cake 
Ev'rybody is as happy as a man can be 
Climb aboard little wog - sail away with me 

Sail away - sail away 
Why don't you sail away - sail away
Because I know we will cross the mighty ocean into Charleston Bay 
Hey, hey, sail away - sail away 
Oh, yes, sail away
Lord, would you, please, let us cross
Through that mighty ocean into Charleston Bay 

In America every man is free 
Yes, and he can take care of his home and his family 
And you'll be as happy as a monkey in a monkey tree 
You're all gonna be an American 

So sail away - sail away
Yeah, yeah, yeah, sail away - sail away 
I believe you'll cross this mighty ocean into Charleston Bay 
And, Lord, if we can see the way
Sail away - sail away 
Oh, Lord, let us cross through this ocean into Charleston Bay