#02654
Leaving For London (Robbie Martin) video
See also: Leaving London (Ryan's Fancy)
#1174: YouTube video by TheNewfoundlandMusic
©2016 ~ Used with permission~

With the dark and rolling sea,
Between my true love and me,
Keep walking through this cold hard town;
In search of better days,
Could have used a place to stay,
Or a place where I could lay my blanket down.

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

Up at dawn to change my shirt,
Paid to wash away the dirt,
It was over to American Express;
Not one letter did I find,
No, she didn't write one line,
Though I know she had my forwarding address.

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

Last night the Troubadour,
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,
With a lonesome and a last farewell.

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

If I could beg, steal, or borrow
To be taken on some ship or plane,
I'd be in London tomorrow
Go back to my own love again... Love again...

####.... Variant of a song by Tom Paxton [b.1937, Chicago, Illinois] (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 recorded 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).

A variant was arranged and recorded as Leaving London 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 as Leaving London 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.


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