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Fare thee well to you, my own true love,
there were many fare thee wells.
I am bound for California,
a place that I know right well.
So fare the 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 am bound on a yankee clipper ship,
Davy Crockett is her name.
And her captain’s name it is Burgess,
and they say that she’s a floating shame.

I sailed with Burgess once before,
and I think I know him well,
If a man’s a sailor he will get along,
if he’s not then he’s sure in Hell.

The ship is in the harbor, love,
and you know I can’t remain,
I know it will be a long long time
before I see you again.

So fare thee 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.

So fare thee 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

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from How America Saved Irish Music, released January 22, 2014

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Marc Gunn Birmingham, Alabama

Marc Gunn is a rhythm and folk musician inspired by Celtic culture, science fiction, fantasy, and cats. He breathes new life into the autoharp, which continues to surprise musical veterans and fans a like for it’s unique sound and spirited energy. It’s like a satirical jam session between The Clancy Brothers and Weird Al Yankovic. It’s Celtic music, the traditional and the twisted. ... more

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