The Leaving of Liverpool

Fare thee well to thee my own true love

I am sailing far away

I am bound for Californay-ey

But I know that I’ll return someday.


Refreng: 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 me darling when I think of thee


I have sailed aboard a Yankee sailing ship

Davey Crockett is her name

And Forgess was the captain of her

And I know she was a big floating ship




Well I have sailed with Forgess once before

And I think I know him well

If a man’s a sailor he will get along

But if not then he shure ’s in hell




Farewell to thee Prince’s Landing Stage

And St Alice, and Church Lane

For I know that it will be a long, long time

Before I see you again