Leaving of Liverpool

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"Leaving of Liverpool", (Roud 9435), also known as "Fare Thee Well, My Own True Love", is a folksong. Folklorists classify it as a lyric lament, and it was also used as a sea shanty, especially at the capstan. It is very well known in Britain, Ireland, and America, despite the fact that it was collected only twice, from the Americans Richard Maitland and Captain Patrick Tayluer. It was collected from both singers by William Main Doerflinger, an American folksong collector particularly associated with sea songs, in New York.
"Leaving of Liverpool" is in the Public Domain.

lyrics

Farewell to you, my own true love,
River Mersey, fare thee well.
I am bound for California,
A place that I know right well

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

Now I signed on a yankee clipper ship,
Davy Crockett is her name,
And her Captain's name, it is Burgess,
And they say that she's a floating shame.

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

Now I've sailed with Burgess once before,
And I think that I know him well,
If a man's a sailor he will get along,
If he's not, then he's sure in hell.

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

Oh the sun is on the harbour, love,
How I wish that I could remain,
For I know that it will be a long, long time,
Before I see you again.

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

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

credits

from EdTang & The Chops, released May 16, 2014
Author: UNKOWN
Recorded by - EdTang & The Chops

*Special Appearance by D-Dubs

The Chops are:
EdTang - Vox/Guitar
Nick Bock - Bass
Vic Fraternale - Keys/ Harp/ Vox
Brad Harrison - Drums/ Percussion
Geoffrey Myers - Lead Guitar

Recorded/Engineered by Rob Blake @ Insidious Sound - Neptune, NJ
Mixed by Paul Ritchie @ Insidious Sound - Neptune, NJ
Mastered by Paul Gold @ Salt Mastering - Brooklyn, NY

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