Henrik Norbeck's ABC Tunes

Display tune: Leaving of Liverpool

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From file hnsong1.abc Get ABC for this tune
X:140
T:Leaving of Liverpool
R:song
H:Various versions have different sets of verses.
Z:id:hn-song-140
M:4/4
L:1/8
Q:1/4=110
K:D
(DE) | F3A (GF) (ED) | d3B A2 DE | F2 A2 B2 AF | E6
DE | F3A (GF) (ED) | d3B A2 DE | FA AF E3D | D6 ||
(cd) | e3c A2 (ce) | d3B A2
(DE) | FA AA BA GF | E4-E
AAG | F2 FA GF ED | (d3B) A2
DE | FA AF E3D | D6 ||
W:Farewell to you, my own true love, I am going far, far away,
W:I am bound for California, but I know that I'll return someday.
W:
W:Chorus:
W:So fare thee well my own true love,
W:When I return united we will be,
W:It's not the leaving of Liverpool that grieves me,
W:But my darling when I think of thee.
W:
W:[Farewell to Princes' landing stage, River Mersey fare thee well,
W:I am bound for California, a place I know right well.
W:
W:Chorus]
W:
W:[I am bound for California by way of stormy Cape Horn,
W:And I will write to thee a letter, love, when I am homeward bound.
W:
W:Chorus]
W:
W:I have shipped on a Yankee sailing ship, Davy Crockett is her name,
W:And Burgess is the Captain of her, and they say that she's a floating shame.
W:
W:Chorus
W:
W:I have sailed with Burgess once before, I think I know him well,
W:If a man's a sailor he can get along, if not then he's surely in hell.
W:
W:Chorus
W:
W:[I am bound away to leave you, goodbye my love, farewell,
W:For I know it will be some long time before I see you again.
W:
W:Chorus]
W:
W:Oh the sun is on the harbour, love, and I wish that I could remain,
W:For I know that it will be a long, long time, before I see you again.
W:
W:Chorus
W:
W:[Farewell to Lower Frederick Street, Anson Terrace and Park Lane,
W:I am bound away for to leave you and I'll never see you again.
W:
W:Chorus]


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