The Leaving of Liverpool

Farewell to you my own true love
I am goin' far, far away
I am bound for Cal-i-forn-i-ay
And I know that I'll return again someday


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

I have shipped on a Yankee sailing ship
She is called the Liberty Bell
And the Captain's name is Burgess
And they say that she's a floating hell


Now the sun is on the harbour, love
And I know that I can't remain
And I know it will be a long, long time
Before I see you again

Chorus x2