The Leaving Of Liverpool polka

There are 28 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Leaving Of Liverpool has been added to 8 tune sets.

The Leaving Of Liverpool has been added to 240 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Leaving Of Liverpool
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
DE|F3 A|GF ED|d3 B|A2 DE|
F2 A2|B2 A2|E4|E2 DE|
F3 A|GF DE|d3 B| A2 DE|
F2 AF|E2 E2|D4|
|:D2 cd|e3 c|A2 ce|d3 B|
A3 D|F3 A|B A G F|E4|
A2 A G|F2 FA|G F E D|d3B|
A D2E| F A A F|E2 E2|D4:|
X: 2
T: The Leaving Of Liverpool
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
DE|F3A |GF ED|d2 B2 |A2 DE|FA-AA|B2 AF|E4|z|
A AG|F3A |GF ED|d2 B2 |A2 DE|FA AF|E3 D|D4|-Dz ||
z2|"D"z4|"A"z4|"G"z4 |"D"z4|"D"z4|"G"z4|"A"z4|"A7"z|
z3|"D"z4|"A"z4|"G"z4 |"D"z4|"D"z4|"A"z4|"D"z4|"D"z2||
cd|e3c|A2 ce|d2 B2|A2 DE|FA-AA|B2 AF|E4|z |
AAG|F3A |GF ED|d2 B2 |A2 DE|FA AF|E3 D|D4|-Dz ||
z2|"A"z4|z4|"G"z4|"D"z4|z4|"G"z4|"A"z4|"A7"z|
z3|"D"z4|"A"z4|"G"z4 |"D"z4|"D"z4|"A"z4|"D"z4|"D"z2||

Eleven comments

Never thought of this as a dance tune (polka) but it was a great song at the sessions back in the sixties (was it Dominic behan who wrote it?) - I know the Dubliners recorded a geat and spirited version of it back in those times.

Yes, me neither. Beth recorded it with Siucra on their first album.

The Pogues

made a great version , too

Also a dance tune

A dance has been created to this song tune and is found within the English tradition. The tune can never really be described as a Polka but when used for the dance it is played in march tempo. I think it’s a great tune and enjoy playing it immensely.

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I like the Gaelic Storm version if you haven’t heard it check it out.

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i’ve got a really slow and boring version on some Irish CD i got for 5 bucks at Best Buy…the Gaelic Storm version is much better.

I love this song…makes a great dance tune too doesn’t it?

Farewell to you my own true love, I am going far far away…

Clancy Brothers

Check out the Clancy Brother’s live version of this song. Its a pretty cool intro, and nice banjo work.

Does anyone have or know the chords for this one?

Chords

X:96
T:The Leaving of Liverpool
Z:-ed-
R:song
M:4/4
L:1/4
Q:1/2=80
P:VCVC
K:D
P:V "Verse"
V:1
DE|F3A |GF ED|d2 B2 |A2 DE|FA-AA|B2 AF|E4|z|
A AG|F3A |GF ED|d2 B2 |A2 DE|FA AF|E3 D|D4|-Dz ||
V:2
z2|"D"z4|"A"z4|"G"z4 |"D"z4|"D"z4|"G"z4|"A"z4|"A7"z|
z3|"D"z4|"A"z4|"G"z4 |"D"z4|"D"z4|"A"z4|"D"z4|"D"z2||
P:C "Chorus"
V:1
cd|e3c|A2 ce|d2 B2|A2 DE|FA-AA|B2 AF|E4|z |
AAG|F3A |GF ED|d2 B2 |A2 DE|FA AF|E3 D|D4|-Dz ||
V:2
z2|"A"z4|z4|"G"z4|"D"z4|z4|"G"z4|"A"z4|"A7"z|
z3|"D"z4|"A"z4|"G"z4 |"D"z4|"D"z4|"A"z4|"D"z4|"D"z2||

Pipe Tune

We have played this for years in the pipe band as a 4/4 march. I also play it in sessions up tempo at 120 BPM. Nice catchy tune.