#01056
Leaving London (Ryan's Fancy) video
See also: Leaving For London (Robbie Martin)
#71: YouTube video by quickaccent2006 ©2008
~ Used with permission ~

With a dark and rolling sea
Between my true love and me,
I keep walking through this cold hard town;
While I wait for better days,
I could use a place to stay,
Or a floor where I could lay my blanket down.

If I could beg, steal, or borrow
A ticket on some ship or plane,
I'd be leaving London tomorrow
To fly to my own love again.

Up at dawn to change my shirt
And to wash away the dirt,
And then it's over to American Express;
Not one letter did I find,
No, she didn't send one line,
Though I know she has my forwarding address.

If I could beg, steal, or borrow
A ticket on some ship or plane,
I'd be leaving London tomorrow
To fly to my own love again.

Last night the Troubadour
Was so full they barred the door,
And I sang a song she knows quite well;
But it wouldn't take too long,
To make up another song,
For a lonesome and a last farewell.

If I could beg, steal, or borrow
A ticket on some ship or plane,
I'd be leaving London tomorrow
To fly to my own love again.

If I could beg, steal, or borrow
A ticket on some ship or plane,
I'd be leaving London tomorrow
To fly to my own love again.

####.... Variant of a song by Tom Paxton [b.1937, Chicago, IL] (Outward Bound, trk#1, 1966, Elektra Records); and (The Compleat Tom Paxton, trk#6, 1971, Elektra Records); and (The Very Best Of Tom Paxton, trk#9, 1988, Flying Fish Records) ....####

This variant arranged and recorded by Ryan's Fancy (Times To Remember, trk#6, 1973, Audat, Records, Oshawa, Ontario).

See more songs by Ryan's Fancy.

A variant was also recorded by the Irish Descendants (Across The Water / The irish Descendants, trk#9, 2004, Kells Music, Green Island, New York).

See more songs by the Irish Descendants.

A variant was recorded as Leaving For London by Robbie Martin of Southeast Placentia, a member of the band Polly's Pride (Picture In A Frame, trk#2, 2008, Sawyer Hill Productions, Placentia, NL, produced and arranged by Kevin Collins).


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