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Traditional
  1. Farewell the Princes landing stage
    River Mersey fare thee well
    I am bound for Californiay
    A place 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 grieves me,
    But my darling when I think of thee.
  2. I am bound for California,
    By way of stormy Cape Horn
    And I will send thee a letter love,
    When I am homeward bound.
    So fare thee well my own true love,
    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.
  3. Farewell to Lower Frederick Street
    Anson Terrace and Park Lane
    And it will be a long, long time
    'Til 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 grieves me,
    But my darling when I think of thee.
  4. I've shipped aboarda yankee ship
    Davy Crockett is her name
    And Burgess is the captain o'er her,
    And they say 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 grieves me,
    But my darling when I think of thee.
  5. I shipped with Burgess once before
    And I think I know him right well,
    If a man's a sailor he can get along
    But if not then his life is hell.
    So fare thee well my own true love,
    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.
  6. A tug is waiting at the pier
    To take us down the stream.
    Our sails are set and the anchor is up
    And I'll say farewell once more.
    So fare thee well my own true love,
    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.