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The Leaving Of Liverpool

– Trad.

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 shipped on board a Yankee sailing ship
Davy Crockett is her name
And Burgess is the captain of hers
And they say that she’s a floating Hell

Oh the ship is in the harbour, love
And I wish I could remain
For I know it will be a long, long time
Before I see you again