Fare thee well, the Princes Landing Stage,
River Mersey, fare thee well,
For I'm bound for California,
It's a place that I know right well.
So fare three well, my own true love,
And 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.
Well, I'm bound for California
By way of the stormy Cape Horn,
But you know I'll write to you a letter my love,
When I am homeward bound.
I have shipped 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.
Fare the well to Lower Frederick Street,
Anson Terrace and old Parkee Lane.
For I know it will be some long, long time
Before I see you again.
Singing Together, Spring 1977, BBC Publications
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