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.
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.
I like the Gaelic Storm version if you haven’t heard it check it out.
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…
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?
T:The Leaving of Liverpool
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 ||
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 ||
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.