The final verses provided here, from Joanna Colcord's Roll and Go, refer to Irish emigration to America in the 1850s, much of which passed through the ports of Liverpool. She offers two more verses, from a version possibly "brought to sea by some homesick English farmer-boy":

It's of a farmer's daughter so beautiful, I'm told;
Her father died and left her five hundred pounds in gold.

Her uncle and the squire rode out one summer's day;
Young William is in favor, her uncle he did say,


William Tapscott was the Liverpool agent for the Black Ball Line and Red Cross Line of American packet ships. Such emigrant house masters were notoriously shameless.