Farewell to 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.
I have shipped on a Yankee sailing schip,
Davy Crockett is her name,
And Burgess is the captain of her,
And they say that she’s a floting shame.
Oh the sun is on the harbour love,
And I wish I could remain,
For I know it will be a long, long time,
Before I see you again.
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