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Thread #45251 Message #3697056
Posted By: GUEST
26-Mar-15 - 06:56 AM
Thread Name: when was the Bonny ship the diamond lost
Subject: RE: when was the Bonny ship the diamond lost
Lighter; Melville's "Moby Dick" (1850) tantalizingly includes the lines,
"So be cheery, my lads, let your hearts never fail,
While the bold harpooneer is striking the whale!"
The words of a song with this chorus have now been found.
Jeff Warner sang it last night - but you'll have to ask him where it was found.