Greenland Whale Fisheries – lyrics and chords

The chords to Greenland Whale Fisheries are presented here in the key of G major. Use our chord converter to play the song in other keys. The lyrics are of a fisherman telling a story about the dangers at sea and how he and his crew battled a giant whale in Greenland.

 
G 
’Twas in eighteen hundred and  
D 
fifty 
 
 
G 
three
 
And of  
C 
June the  
G 
thirteenth 
 
 
D 
day
 
That our  
G 
gallant ship her  
C 
anchor 
 
weighed
 
G 
And for Greenland  
D 
sailed 
 
a
G 
way, brave boys
 
And for Greenland  
D 
sailed 
 
a
G 
way.

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The lookout in the crosstrees stood
With his spyglass in his hand
‘There’s a whale. there’s a whale
There’s a whale fish’ he cried
And she blows at every span, brave boys
And she blows at every span.

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The captain he stood on the quarter deck
And a fine little man he was
‘Overhaul, overhaul, let your davit-tackles fall
And launch your boats for sea, brave boys
And launch your boats for sea.

We struck that whale the line paid out
But she gave such a flourish with her tail
The boat capsized and four men were drowned
And we never caught that whale, brave boys
And we never caught that whale.

The winter star now does appear
So boy, we’ll anchor weigh
It’s time to leave this cold country
And homeward bound we are, brave boys
And homeward bound we are.

Oh, Greenland it is a dreadful place
A land that’s never green
Where there’s ice and snow, and the whale fishes blow
And the daylight’s seldom seen, brave boys
And the daylight’s seldom seen.

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[G]’Twas in eighteen hundred and [D]fifty [G]three
And of [C]June the [G]thirteenth [D]day
That our [G]gallant ship her [C]anchor weighed
[G]And for Greenland [D]sailed a[G]way, brave boys
And for Greenland [D]sailed a[G]way.

The lookout in the crosstrees stood
With his spyglass in his hand
‘There’s a whale. there’s a whale
There’s a whale fish’ he cried
And she blows at every span, brave boys
And she blows at every span.

The captain he stood on the quarter deck
And a fine little man he was
‘Overhaul, overhaul, let your davit-tackles fall
And launch your boats for sea, brave boys
And launch your boats for sea.

We struck that whale the line paid out
But she gave such a flourish with her tail
The boat capsized and four men were drowned
And we never caught that whale, brave boys
And we never caught that whale.

The winter star now does appear
So boy, we’ll anchor weigh
It’s time to leave this cold country
And homeward bound we are, brave boys
And homeward bound we are.

Oh, Greenland it is a dreadful place
A land that’s never green
Where there’s ice and snow, and the whale fishes blow
And the daylight’s seldom seen, brave boys
And the daylight’s seldom seen.

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