and some perennial favourites.....
Stormy's shanties - The Leaving of Liverpool
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Fare thee well to Prince's Landing Stage,
River Mersey fare thee well,
I am off to California
Oh a place I know right well
So fare thee well, my own true love,
For 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.
Farewell to you, my own true-love,
I am going far, far away.
I am bound to California,
And I know that I'll return some day.
I have shipped on a Yankee sailing ship,
Davy Crockett is her name,
And Burgess is the captain of her,
And they say that she's a floating hell.
Oh the sun is in 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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