4 May 2010 0 Comments

Leaving of Liverpool

Fare thee well the Prince’s landing stage

River Mersey fare thee well

For I’m bound for California

It’s a place that I know right well

So fare thee well my own true love

And when I return united we will be

It’s not the leaving of Liverpool that grieves me

But me darling when I think of thee

Yes I’m bound for California

By way of the stormy Cape Horn

But you know to you I’ll write a letter

Me love when I am homeward bound

I have shipped on a Yankee clipper ship

Davy Crockett is her name

And her captain’s name it is Burgess

And they say that she’s a floating shame

I have shipped with Captain Burgess once before

And I think I know him right well

If a man is a sailor then he’ll be alright

But if not why he’s sure in hell

Oh the tug is waiting at the Pier Head

To take us down the stream

Our sails are loose and the anchor is stowed

So fare thee well again

Fare thee well to lower Frederick Street

Anson Terrace and old Parkee Lane

For I know that it’s going to be a long long time

Before that I see you again

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