The Irish Pub Song Of The Day is a frailing banjo lesson for The Leaving Of Liverpool. This is one of my favorite songs. It’s sounds so old and traditional, but wasn’t written until the 1960’s. It’s just three chords, but so much fun.
The Leaving Of Liverpool
[G]Farewell to you my [C]own true [G]love,
I am going far,far a[D7]way,
I am [G]bound for Cali[C]forni[G]a,
And I know that I’ll re[D7]turn some [G]day.
So [D]fare thee well my [C]own true [G]love,
When I return united we will [D7]be,
Its not the [G]leaving of Liverpool that [C]grieves [G]me,
But my darling when I [D7]think of [G]thee.
I have slipped on board a Yankee ship
Davey Crockett is her name,
And her captain it is Burgees,
And they say that she’s a floating hell.
I have sailed with Burgess once before,
And I think I know him well,
If a man’s a salor he will get along,
If not then he’s sure for 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.