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Leaving of Liverpool

Traditional English

Arranged by Ollie Lambert

6-parts - SAATBB


The Leaving of Liverpool , also known as Fare Thee Well, My Own True Love , was collected by the American folk song collector William Main Doerflinger. Doerflinger’s source was a sailor, Richard Maitland, who learnt the song from a Liverpudlian on board the General Knox in around 1885. The narrator laments their long sailing voyage to California and especially the thought of leaving their "own true love” at home, pledging to return to them one day.

Leaving of Liverpool

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