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Thread #100561   Message #2018626
Posted By: GUEST,Canadienne
06-Apr-07 - 05:37 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Bonny Ship the Diamond
Subject: RE: Bonny Ship the Diamond source?
The song is included in Ord's Bothy songs and Ballads (published 1930)
"During the first 60 years of the last century whale fishing was an important Scottish industry. One whaling vessal "The Bonnie ship the Diamond", immortalized in song and story, sailed from Aberdeen........."