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Leaving Of Liverpool

Farewell the Price's landing stage,
River Mersey, fare thee well,
For I'm bound for Californi-aye
It's a place that 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.

Yes, I'm bound for Californi-aye,
By the way of the stormy Cape Horn,
And I'll write you a letter my love,
When I'm a home-ward bound.


I have signed on a Yankee clipper ship,
Davy Crockett is her name,
And the captain's name it is Burgess,
And they say she's a floating shame.


It's my second time with Burgess in Crockett,
And I reckon I know him well,
If a man is a sailor he'll get along,
If he's not, well, he's sure in Hell


The sun is on the harbour, love,
I wish I could remain,
But I know it's going to be a long time,
Before I see you again.