The Diamond (Traditional) Hamish, Derek, Ian line-up


The Diamond is a ship, my lads

For the Davis Strait we're bound

The quay it is all garnished

With bonnie lasses 'round

Captain Thompson gives the order

To sail the ocean wide

Where the sun it never sets, my lads

Nor darkness dims the sky


And it's cheer up my lads

Let your hearts never fail

For the bonnie ship the Diamond

Goes a-fishin' for the whale


Along the quay at Peterhead

The lasses stand aroon

Wi' their shawls all pulled around them

And the saut tears runnin' doon

Now don't you weep, my bonnie lass

Though you be left behind

For the rose will bloom on Greenland's ice

Before we change our mind


Here's a health to the Resolution

Likewise the Eliza Swan

Here's a health to the Battler of the old Montrose

And the Diamond, ship of fame

We wear the trousers o' the white

And the jackets o' the blue

When we return to Peterhead

We'll hae sweethearts enou'


Oh, it'll be bright both day and night

When the Greenland lads come hame

Ia a ship that's full up with oil, my boys

And money to our name

We'll mak the cradles for to rock

And the blankets for to tear

And every lass in Peterhead sing

"Hushabye, my bairn"

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