Leaving of Liverpool (Reprise)

from by Michael Kelly

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Often it seems that even the most upbeat trad songs that
come out of the British Isles have a certain measure of
sad tidings buried in their subject. This is my alternate
mellow or 'lullaby' arrangement of what is usually a bouncy,
high energy song. Its pretty, somewhat melancholy tone is
one that I find a little more fitting to the subject material.


Fare thee well, my own true love
For I am going far away
I am bound for California
But I know that I'll return someday

So fare thee well, my own true love
When I return, united we shall be
It's not the leaving of Liverpool that's grieving me
But, m'darling, when I think of thee

I am sailing on a Yankee ship
The Davey Crockett is her name
And the captain's name is Burgess
And they say she is a floating shame


The sun is on the harbour, love
And I wish that I could remain
Cause I know it'll be a long, long time
Before e'er I see you again

(Chorus x2)


from Fields of the North, released February 1, 2003
Guitar, Vocals - Michael Kelly



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