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The Leaving Of Liverpool


Farewell to you my own true love
I am going far away
I am bound for Ca-li-for-ni-ay
And I know that I'll return some day.

Chorus:
So faretheewell my own true love
And when I return united we will be
It's not the leaving of Liverpool that grieves me
But my darling when I think of thee.

The sun is on the harbour now
And I wish I could remain
But I know it will be some long time
Before I see you again.


Version 2

Farewell to Prince's Landing Stage
River Mersey, fare thee well
I am bound for California
A place I know right well

Chorus:
So fare thee well, my own true love
When I return united we will be
It's not the leaving of Liverpool that's grieving me
But my darling when I think of thee

I'm bound off for California
By the way of stormy Cape Horn
And I'm bound to write you a letter, love
When I am homeward bound
Chorus:

I have signed on a Yankee Clipper ship
Davy Crockett is her name
And Burgess is the Captain of her
And they say she's a floating Hell
Chorus:

I have shipped with Burgess once before
And I think I know him well
If a man's a seaman, he can get along
If not, then he's sure in Hell
Chorus:

Farewell to lower Frederick Street
Ensign Terrace and Park Lane
For I think it will be a long, long time
Before I see you again
Chorus:

Oh the sun is on the harbour, love
And I wish I could remain
For I know it will be a long, long time
Till I see you again
Chorus:
 

 
            




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