Durham Town (The Leavin') Lyrics - Roger Whittaker

Release information
Writer(s): Roger Whittaker
Release Date: 1970
Genre: Jazz Pop Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country/Folk/Easy Listening
length: 3:08
composer: Roger Whittaker
lyricist: Roger Whittaker
[Chorus]
I've got to leave old Durham town,
I've got to leave old Durham town.
I've got to leave old Durham town,
And the leavings gonna get me down.

Back in nineteen forty-four,
I remember Daddy walking out the door.
Mama told me he was going to war, he was leaving,
Leaving, leaving, leaving, leaving me.

[Chorus]

When I was a boy, I spent my time,
Sitting on the banks of the river Tyne.
Watching all the ships going down the line, they were leaving,
Leaving, leaving, leaving, leaving me.

[Chorus]

The last week Mama passed away,
Good-bye, son, was all she'd say.
There's no cause for me to stay, so I'm leaving,
Leaving, leaving, leaving, leaving free.

[Chorus: x2]

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Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 New World in the Morning
  • 2 Both Sides Now
  • 3 Early One Morning
  • 4 San Miguel
  • 5 Water Boy
  • 6 Those Were the Days
  • 7 Durham Town (The Leavin')
  • 8 Good Morning Starshine
  • 9 This Moment
  • 10 Sunrise, Sunset
  • 11 Whistle Stop