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Thread #100561   Message #2019872
Posted By: GUEST,Lighter
08-Apr-07 - 12:29 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Bonny Ship the Diamond
Subject: RE: Bonny Ship the Diamond source?
Thanks, Anglo.

And lest we forget, Melville includes this fragment of a "Nantucket song" in Moby Dick (1850):

So be cheery, my lads, let your hearts never fail,
While the bold harpooneer is striking the whale!

The rest is, unfortunately, silence.