The Leaving Of Liverpool

Farewell the Prince's Landing Stage

River Mersey, fare thee well

I am bound for California

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


I'm bound off for California

By the way of stormy Cape Horn

And I'm bound to write you a letter, love

When I am homeward bound


I have signed on a Yankee Clipper 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 well

If a man's a good seaman, then he’ll get along

If not, then he's sure in Hell


Oh the sun is on the harbour, love

And I wish I could remain

For I know it will be quite a long, long time

Until I see you again