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The Leaving Of Liverpool

Traditional: 

Farewell to Prince's Landing Stage
River Mersey, fare thee well
I am bound for California
A place I know right well

Chorus:
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'm bound for Californ-i-a
By the way of stormy Cape Horn
And I will write to thee a letter, love
When I am homeward bound

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 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

Farewell to lower Frederick Street
Anson Terrace and Park Lane
For it will be a long, long time
Before I see you again