THE LEAVING OF LIVERPOOL

Traditional

Farewell to you, my own true love
There were many fare thee wells
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's grieves me
But my darling when I think of thee

I have signed on a Yankee Clipper ship
Davy Crockett is her name
And the Captainís name is Burgess
And they say that she's a floating Hell

I have sailed with Burgess once before
And I think I know him well
If a man's a sailor, he can get along
If not, then he's sure in 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