Leaving of Liverpool


(Sea shanty)

Fare thee well to Prince’s Landing Stage
River Mersey, fare thee well
I am 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 my darling, when I think of thee

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 shame  Refrain

Now the sun is on the harbour, love
And I wish I could remain
For I know it will be a long, long time
Before I see you again  Refrain

See also


  • Song with chords (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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