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The Bonny Ship The Diamond


MIDI


    The Diamond is a ship, my lads,
    for the Davis Strait she's bound,
    And the Quay it is all garnished
    with bonny lasses round;
    Captain Thompson gives the order
    to sail the ocean wide,
    Where the sun it never sets, my lads,
    nor darkness dims the sky.


    Chorus:
         So it's cheer up, my lads,
         Let your hearts never fail,
         For the bonny ship, The Diamond,
         goes a-fishing for the whale.


    Along the quay at Peterhead,
    the lasses stand around,
    Wi' their shawls all pulled about them
    and the salt tears running down;
    Don't you weep, my bonny lass,
    though you be left behind,
    For the rose will grow on Greenland's ice
    before we change our mind.


    Chorus:
         So it's cheer up, my lads,
         Let your hearts never fail,
         For the bonny ship, The Diamond,
         goes a-fishing for the whale.


    Here's health to The Resolution,
    likewise The Eliza Swan,
    Here's health to The Battler of Montrose
    and The Diamond, ship of fame;
    We wear the trousers of the white
    and the jackets of the blue,
    When we return to Peterhead
    we'll ha'e sweethearts enoo.

    Chorus:
         So it's cheer up, my lads,
         Let your hearts never fail,
         For the bonny ship, The Diamond,
         goes a-fishing for the whale.


    It'll be bright both day and night
    when the Greenland lads come hame,
    With a ship thats fu' o' oil, my lads,
    and money to our name;
    We'll make the cradles for to rock
    and the blankets for to tear,
    And every lass in Peterhead sing,
    "Hushabye, my dear".

    Chorus:
         So it's cheer up, my lads,
         Let your hearts never fail,
         For the bonny ship, The Diamond,
         goes a-fishing for the whale.