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Chords Req: The Bonny Ship The Diamond

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THE BONNY SHIP THE DIAMOND


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GUEST,bj 02 May 02 - 08:56 PM
Sorcha 02 May 02 - 09:27 PM
Celtic Soul 02 May 02 - 09:29 PM
Charley Noble 02 May 02 - 09:46 PM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 02 May 02 - 09:51 PM
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Metchosin 03 May 02 - 03:57 AM
GUEST,Jim 03 May 02 - 05:03 AM
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Subject: 'the diamond' sea shanty in Dminor
From: GUEST,bj
Date: 02 May 02 - 08:56 PM

can anyone help with some nice chords in the key of Dminor for the sea shanty "The Diamond" thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: 'the diamond' sea shanty in Dmino
From: Sorcha
Date: 02 May 02 - 09:27 PM

It would help if you gave a little more information. Diamond brings up about a gazillion hits.......all of Neil Diamonds stuff, all the DeBeers stuff.....etc.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: 'the diamond' sea shanty in Dmino
From: Celtic Soul
Date: 02 May 02 - 09:29 PM

"Oh the Diamond is a Ship me lads, for the Davis straights she's bound. And the quay it is all garnished with bonny Lassies round."

That Diamond?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: 'the diamond' sea shanty in Dmino
From: Charley Noble
Date: 02 May 02 - 09:46 PM

Of course, that Diamond! But maybe "straits" but I've always wondered how those "bonny lassies round" kept from rolling off the quay.;~)


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: 'the diamond' sea shanty in Dmino
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 02 May 02 - 09:51 PM

There's a listing for

The Bonnie Ship, the Diamond

Could this be it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: 'the diamond' sea shanty in Dmino
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 02 May 02 - 10:19 PM

A little bit of information on the song is here:

Shanty info.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: 'the diamond' sea shanty in Dmino
From: Jon Bartlett
Date: 02 May 02 - 10:37 PM

A minor quibble: the Diamond is a sea song, a forebitter, a fo'c's'le song, but not a SHANTY, which is a song to which people work, particularly on board ship.

That's the poet's job, innit? "To purify the dialect of the tribe".


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: 'the diamond' sea shanty in Dmino
From: Metchosin
Date: 03 May 02 - 03:57 AM

anybody have the chords?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: 'the diamond' sea shanty in Dmino
From: GUEST,Jim
Date: 03 May 02 - 05:03 AM

Click Here for the chords in Am.

You could either transpose or capo at 5 for Dm

Jim


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: 'the diamond' sea shanty in Dmino
From: GUEST,bj
Date: 03 May 02 - 08:22 PM

thanks Jim!"The Diamond" works better for me in Am, however your lyrics are diff to mine, as often happens. Any ideas on the origin of the word "forebitters" as the name of the tyype of song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: 'the diamond' sea shanty in Dmino
From: Charley Noble
Date: 03 May 02 - 09:55 PM

Th usual explanation was that the "forebitts", an H-shaped iron or wooden fixture for attaching a hawser or other heavy cable to, located on the foredeck of a sailing vessel, was a convenient place to sit, a throne if you will, for a sailor to relax off-watch while telling yarns or singing songs, or catching up on his/her e-mail...


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: 'the diamond' sea shanty in Dmino
From: GUEST,bj
Date: 05 May 02 - 04:57 AM

thanks for all the info on the "diamond" interesting facts on "forebitters"


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: 'the diamond' sea shanty in Dmino
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 05 May 02 - 05:30 AM

The version Jim Dixon gave is a new one to me. Also the chords seem to be a little different to the ones I would use. Here is my attempt at the version I know in Dm.

      Dm           C    
The Diamond is a ship me lads,
Dm C
For the Davis Straits she's bound
Dm C
And the Quay it is all garnished
Dm Am Dm
With bonnie lassies round

...

Chorus
Dm C Dm
And it's cheer up, me lads
C Dm
Let your hearts never fail,
C Dm
For the bonnie ship The Diamond
Am Dm
Goes a-fishing for the whale!

Jon


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: 'the diamond' sea shanty in Dmino
From: masato sakurai
Date: 05 May 02 - 06:20 AM

There's a Polish version (?MIA£Y HARPUNNIK) (Click here for the lyrics, score, & midi).

~Masato


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: 'the diamond' sea shanty in Dmino
From: GUEST,skelly
Date: 05 May 02 - 07:50 AM

I used to do this one with one of my bands. We did it in Bm with these chords (I've transposed them to Dm):

Dm C The Diamond is a ship me lads, Dm C For the Davis Straits she's bound Dm C And the Quay it is all garnished Am C Dm With bonnie lassies round Dm C Dm And it's cheer up, me lads Dm C Dm Let your hearts never fail, Dm C Dm For the bonnie ship The Diamond Am C Dm Goes a-fishing for the whale!


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: The Bonny Ship The Diamond
From: Taconicus
Date: 27 Jul 10 - 11:24 AM

Here's the way I sing it, nice easy chords:

   Am          G
The Diamond is a ship me lads,
       Am                  G
For the Davis Straits she's bound
       Am             G
And the Quay it is all garnished
    D      G       Am
With bonnie lassies round.

...
Chorus:
Am            G      Am
And it's cheer up, me lads
               G    Am
Let your hearts never fail,
                      G
For the bonnie ship The Diamond
      D       G       Am
Goes a-fishing for the whale!


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: The Bonny Ship The Diamond
From: Taconicus
Date: 27 Jul 10 - 11:41 AM

PS - "garnished" is pronounced with three syllables: gar-nish-ed.


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: The Bonny Ship The Diamond
From: Jane of 'ull
Date: 27 Jul 10 - 04:21 PM

Masato, I clicked on that link but it doesn't seem to be working? I would really like to hear the Polish version. I love this song


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: The Bonny Ship The Diamond
From: Art Thieme
Date: 27 Jul 10 - 05:30 PM

I used to do it something like this. It doesn't sound like it'd work, but try it.

    Dm -         Am
The Diamond is a ship me boys,

       Dm                      Am
For the Davis trait she's bond


         Dm            C       Am
And the quay it is all garnisheed

      F   Am    Dm
With 40 lasses round.


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: The Bonny Ship The Diamond
From: kendall
Date: 27 Jul 10 - 06:09 PM

This was Becca 72's favorite folk song when she was 4.


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: The Bonny Ship The Diamond
From: Bounty Hound
Date: 27 Jul 10 - 06:21 PM

It's very much a favourite at 'Hounds' gigs, you can hear our rocked up version here, and chords we use below.

http://www.myspace.com/thebountyhounds

And for some reason beyond my ken, our recording of it is the most popular song on the Rochester Sweeps Festival Myspace page, where it has attracted at least three times more plays than any other featured artist, even the mighty Bellowhead!

http://www.myspace.com/sweepsfestival

Am                        G                               Am                      G
The Diamond is a ship, my lads, for the Davis Strait she's bound
       Am             G                     Am       Em      Am
The quay it is all garnished with bonnie lasses 'round
                                              G            Am                G
Captain Thompson gives the order, to sail the ocean wide
                  Am             G                           Am          Em       Am
Where the sun it never sets, my lads, nor darkness fills the sky


Chorus
             Am    G       Am                Am      G       Am
And it's cheer up my lads, let your hearts never fail
                           G          Am                      Em                Am
While the bonny ship the Diamond goes a-fishing for the whale

John


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: The Bonny Ship The Diamond
From: Taconicus
Date: 31 Jul 10 - 08:47 AM

The glorious Corries version:

The Corries --- The Bonnie Ship The Diamond


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