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Leaving Of Liverpool (Siochána) videos
#2386 YouTube video by tillyireland
©2013 ~ Used with permission ~

Farewell to you, my own true love,
I am going far away;
I am bound for California,
But I know that I'll return some day.

So fare thee well, my own true love,
When I return united we will be;
It's not the leavin' of Liverpool that grieves me,
But my darlin' when I think of thee.

I have sailed 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.

So fare thee well, my own true love,
When I return united we will be;
It's not the leavin' of Liverpool that grieves me,
But my darlin' when I think of thee.

Oh, the sun is on the harbour, love,
And I wish I could remain;
But I know it will be some long, long time,
Before I see you again.

So fare thee well, my own true love,
When I return united we will be;
It's not the leavin' of Liverpool that grieves me,
But my darlin' when I think of thee.

So fare thee well, my own true love,
When I return united we will be;
It's not the leavin' of Liverpool that grieves me,
But my darlin' when I think of thee.

####.... Author unknown. Originally collected as The Leaving Of Liverpool by William Main Doerflinger [1909-2000] from an ex-seaman, Dick Maitland, who first heard it from a Liverpool man on the docks in 1885, and published in Doerflinger's Shantymen And Shantyboys (1951) and Songs Of The Sailor And Lumberman, pp.104-105 (1972) ....####
This variant arranged and recorded by Siochána (Siochána On Our Own - Live At Bridie Molloy's, St John's, NL, 2005).
Siochana
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The video above features an excellent cover performance by Padraig Grimes of Castlebar, Ireland.

The video below features an excellent performance of a variant by Jesse Ferguson of Cornwall, Ontario, Fredericton, New Brunswick and Sydney, Nova Scotia.


#1520 YouTube video by BardofCornwall
©2011 ~ Used with permission ~

A variant was also recorded by The Ennis Sisters (Red Is The Rose, trk#10, 1997, recorded and mixed at First City Productions, St John's, NL, and published by the Ennis Sisters).

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Per The Maritime History Virtual Archives of North American Built Clipper Ships, John A Burgess of Somerset, Massachusetts, captained the clipper ship David Crockett on the San Francisco-to-New York-to-Liverpool route from 1860 until his death in 1874.

The video below features a performance by Raymond Crooke of Melbourne, Australia.


#1634 YouTube video by raymondcrooke
©2011 ~ Used with permission ~


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