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Thread #93791   Message #1809491
Posted By: Effsee
14-Aug-06 - 10:56 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: The Diamond Ship (from The Gaugers)
Subject: Lyr Add: THE DIAMOND SHIP (from The Gaugers)
Here are the lyrics posted to me from Tom.

The Bonnie ship the Diamond ship
Goes fishin for the Whale
We will leave oor sweethairts and oor wives
A' stanin on the quay

Ah but dinna greet my bonnie lass
Though ye are left behind
For the rose will grow on Greenland's ice
Afore I change my mind

Oh, provisions we've got plenty
An we've liquor in great store
An wi oor tarred dress we'll reach Strathness
An we'll gar yon tavern roar

Aye an jovial be the day my lads
Fan the Greenland men come hame
For they are men of honour
Belongin tae oor toon

An they'll gar the cradles for tae rock
An the blankets for tae teer
Aye an a yon quines in Aiberdeen
Sing hish ye ba mi dear

Here's a health untae the Hercules
The Diamond and her crew
An tae a yon brave and bonnie lads
Fa wear the jacket blue

And in his own words;-
"this is a collation I put together (and tampered with) from Greig~Duncan variants, so it will not be found in this form anywhere else."