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The Leaving of Liverpool

The Leaving of Liverpool – Irish Song

Lyrics of The Leaving of Liverpool

Farewell to Princes’ landing stage River Mersey fare thee well 
I am bound for California, a place I know right well 
So fare thee well my own true love 
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 

I have sailed with Burgess once before, I think I know him well
If a man’s a sailor he will get along, if not then he’s sure in hell 
So fare thee well my own true love 
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 

Farewell to Lower Frederick Street, Anson Terrace and Park Lane
I am bound away for to leave you and I’ll never see you again 
So fare thee well my own true love 
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 

I am bound for California by way of stormy Cape Horn
And I will write to thee a letter, love, when I am homeward bound 
So fare thee well my own true love 
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 

I’ve shipped on a Yankee clipper ship, “Davy Crockett” is her name
And Burgess is the captain of her and they say that she’s a floating hell 
So fare thee well my own true love 
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