Back On The Shore

The Leaving Of Liverpool

Fare thee well the Prince's Landing Stage
River Mersey fare thee well
For I'm bound for California
It's 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 grieves me
Oh, my darling when I think of thee

I am bound on a Yankee clipper ship
Davy Crockett is her name
And her captain's name it is Burgess
And they say she's a floating shame

Oh, I'm bound for sunny California
Far away from my stormy Cape Horn
And you know that I'll write to you a letter my love
When I am just homeward bound

Fare thee well to my Lower Frederick Street
Anson Terrace and good O'l Parkie Lane
For I know that it's gonna be a long, long time
Before I see you again.