Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafesj

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home

happy? - Mar 12 (The 'Diamond' sailed, 1812)


Related threads:
when was the Bonny ship the diamond lost (45)
Chords Req: The Bonny Ship The Diamond (22)
(origins) Origin: Bonny Ship the Diamond (28)
Lyr Req: The Diamond Ship (from The Gaugers) (14)
Lyr Req: The Bonny Ship the Diamond (19)
Lyr Req: The Bonnie Ship the Diamond (29)
Chords Req: The Bonny Ship the Diamond (4)

Abby Sale 12 Mar 06 - 09:46 AM
Share Thread
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum Child
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:

Subject: happy? - Mar 12 (The 'Diamond' sailed)
From: Abby Sale
Date: 12 Mar 06 - 09:46 AM

According to Grieg, the Aberdeen Journal reported that
the Diamond sailed for the Davis Strait (between Greenland and Canada)

        The Diamond was a ship brave boys, for Davis Straits was bound,
        And the quay it was all garnish-ed with pretty girls around;
        Where Captain Gibbons gave command to cross the mountains high,
        Where the sun it never sets, brave boys, nor darkness in the sky.

                "The Diamond Ship," Greig~Duncan FolkSong Collection, #11

The Diamond sailed out of Aberdeen from 1812 to 1819 when she was lost in the ice (no crew losses.)
According to Ronnie Cairns writing on the Jock Duncan CD, she just stayed out too long in the season, wanting more catch and got caught and crushed in the pack ice. Capt. Gibbon was only on board the one year, 1812.

Copyright © 2005, Abby Sale - all rights reserved
What are Happy's all about? See Clicky

Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")

Mudcat time: 29 February 1:25 AM EST

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 2022 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.