Farewell to you my own true love
I am going far away
I am bound for California
And I know that I'll return some day.

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

I have shipped on a Yankee sailing ship.
"Davy Crockett" is her name
And Burgess is the Captain of her,
And they say that she's a floating hell.


Oh, the sun is on the harbour love
And I wish I could remain
For I know it will be a long, long time
Before I see you again.