Diego's Bold Shore

DESCRIPTION: "Has a love of adventure, a promise of gold, or an ardent desire to roam Ever tempted you far o'er the watery world?" The singer describes the whaling life by asking if the listener has ever experienced this or that. He advises those at home to enjoy life
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1852 ("The Friend," November 2, 1852 edition)
KEYWORDS: whaler work questions
REFERENCES (6 citations):
Huntington-SongsTheWhalemenSang, pp. 30-32, "Diego's Bold Shore" (1 text, 1 tune)
Huntington-TheGam-MoreSongsWhalemenSang, p. 20, "Diego's Bold Shores" (1 text, 1 tune)
Colcord-SongsOfAmericanSailormen, pp. 196-197, "Diego's Bold Shore" (1 text, 1 tune)
Harlow-ChantyingAboardAmericanShips, pp. 213-214, "Twas a Love of Adventure" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: _The Friend_, [Honolulu], November 1852 [Vol. I, No. 9] (available on Google Books), p. 69, "Original Whaleman's Song" (1 text)
Moritz Karl Adolf Lindeman, _Die arktische fischerei der deutschen seestadte 1620-1868_, 1869, p. 54, "Whaleman's Song" (1 text, in English even though almost all the immediate context is in German)

Roud #2006
NOTES [67 words]: Jim Dixon pointed out to me the version of this song, from "The Friend," a Honolulu temperance journal. It appears Jonathan Lighter first found it. None of the earliest copies seems to indicate a tune. Both that text and the Lindeman printing list it as a Whaleman's Song "by one of them." "The Friend" uses this tag on several other items about whaling, though this was the only song I noticed. . - RBW
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