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the leaving of liverpool – seekers lyrics

farewell to you my own true love
i am going far away
i am bound for california
but i know that i’ll return some day

chorus:
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 sailing ship
davy crockett is her name
and burgess is the captain of her
and they say she is a floating shame

i have sailed with burgess once before
and i think i know him right well
if a man is a sailor, he can get along
but if not than he’s surely in h-ll

oh, the fog is on the harbour love
and i wish i could remain
but i know it will be some long time
before i see you again

- all song lyrics by seekers