Leaving Liverpool
 
Farewell to Prince's Landing Stage
River Mersey, fare thee well
I am bound for Californiay
A place I know right well
 
 
Chorus       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
 
 
I have shipped on a Yankee sailing ship
Davy Crockett is her name
And Burgess is the Captain of her
And they say she's a floating shame
 
 
Oh the sun is on the harbor, love
And I wish I could remain
For I know it will be a long, long time
Before I see you again