45 - Leaving of Liverpool

Words by Traditional
Tune by Traditional

Farewell to you my own true love
I’m going far away
I’m bound for California
but I know that I’ll return some day

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 Prince’s 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
I_t’s not the leaving of Liverpool that grieves me_
But my darling when I think of thee

I’m bound for California
By the way of stormy Cape Horn
And I promise to write you a letter, love
When I am homeward bound

So fare thee well…

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 shame

So fare thee well…

I have sailed 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

So fare thee well…

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

So fare thee well…

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

So fare thee well…