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The Balena

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The Balena Lyrics And Guitar Chords-The McCalmans-The Balena sailed from Dundee to Greenland in search of Whales during the first part of the 19th century. The guitar chords fit the McCalmans version of the song-Traditional

The (C)noble fleet of whalers went (F)sailing from Dun(G)dee


Well manned by British sailors to (F)work upon the (G)sea


On the (C)western ocean passage none (F)can with them com(G)pare


For there's not a ship could make the trip as Ba(F)lena (G)I de(C)clare

 

Chorus

The (C)wind is on the quarter and her (F)engine’s working (G)free


And there's not another whaler that (F)sails out from Dun(G)dee


Can (C)beat the ould Balena she'll (F)need no trial (G)run


For we challenge all both great and small from (F)Dundee (G)to St. (C)John

 

It (C)happened on Tuesday three (F)days out of Dun(G)dee


The Gale took off the long boat and a (F)couple of men you (G)see


That (C)took away our bulwark, our (F)stanchions and our (G)rails


And left the ould Balena boys a (F)frothing (G)in the (C)gales

 

Chorus

 

There's a (C)new built Terra Nova, she's a (F)model with no (G)doubt


There's the “Arctic” and the “Aurora” you've (F)heard so much a(G)bout


There's (C)Jacklin's model mail-boat, the (F)terror of the (G)sea


Couldn't beat the ould Balena boys on a (F)passage (G)from Dun(C)dee

 

Chorus

 

Bold (C)Jacklin cut the canvas and (F)fairly raised the (G)steam


And Captain Guy with Erin boy goes (F)ploughing through the (G)stream


But (C)Millan says the “Eskimo” could (F)beat the bloomin' (G)lot


But to beat the ould Balena boys they'd (F)find it (G)rather (C)hot

 

And (C)now that we have landed boys where the (F)rum is mighty (G)cheap


We'll drink success to Captain Guy for (F)getting o'er the (G)deep


And (C)health to all our sweethearts and (F)to our wives so (G)fair


Not another ship could make that trip but the Ba(F)lena (G)I de(C)clare

 

Chorus
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