Leaving of Liverpool

Recorded by Clancy Brothers on "First Hurrah"
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Farewell to you my own true love
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I am sailing far away
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I am bound for California 
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I know that I'll return some day 

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So fare thee well, my own true love 
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When I return united we will be 
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It's not the leaving of Liverpool that grieves me 
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But my darling when I think of thee 

I have signed on a Yankee sailing ship 
Davy Crockett is her name 
And Burgess is the Captain of her 
And they say she's a floating shame

I have sailed with Burgess once before 
And I think I know him quite well 
If a man is a seaman, he can get along 
If not then he's surely in Hell 

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


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