The Leaving of Liverpool
Fare thee well to Princes Landing Stage,
River Mersey, fare thee well,
I am bound far across the sea,
To 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 aboard a sailing ship:
Sterling Packet is her name,
And Burgess is the Captain of her;
They say she is a floating shame.
I am bound away to leave you,
Farewell, my love, goodbye,
There is only one thing that grieves me;
That is leaving you behind.
Oh the sun is on the harbor, love,
I wish I could remain,
For I know t’will be a long, long time,
Until I see you again.
key of D (3:58)
Jim Hancock – guitar, lead voice
Vicki Scuteri - violin
The Burly Pyrates – Charles Murray, Gary Mazzu,
T. M. Demetrius, Gregg Csikos, Susan Hickey
As performed on the recording:
Jim Hancock and Friends - Blood On The Boards