Bluenose
The Irish Rovers Lyrics


In the town of Lunenburg down Nova Scotia way
In nineteen twenty-one on a windy day
A sailing ship was born, "Bluenose" was her name
You'll never see her kind again

Bluenose, the ocean knows her name
Sailors know how proud a ship was she
Bluenose, leading in the wind
Racing ev'ry way on the sea
For twenty-five long years she ruled the Northern sea
Riding like a queen on the tide
In the Caribbean one dark and stormy day
She ran into a reef and died

Bluenose, the ocean knows her name
Sailors know how proud a ship was she
Bluenose, leading in the wind
Racing ev'ry way on the sea

Now just the other day, down Nova Scotia way
In Lunenburg they christened a ship
Just like the old Bluenose, down to the very name
The Bluenose lives and sails again

Bluenose, the ocean knows her name
Sailors know how proud a ship was she
Bluenose, leading in the wind
Racing ev'ry way on the sea

Contributed by Cole G. Suggest a correction in the comments below.
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Ian Burt

You have missed out a verse.

Comments from YouTube:

Gero Murdock

For four years I've been looking for a recorded version of this song. Thank you so much for uploading this. I sang this song with my chior years ago and ever since I've been searching. Now I've found it, and it made me cry :) Thank you!!

Mary Garza

Why is my brain always humming this song ?? 45 years ago, I must have been 10, funny how memories are kept in our amazing body!
Good times !🥰

Yonatan Maisel

We sang this song in class in the U.S. when I was about 10 years old - the reason I did the search. 30+ years later I was able to sing along word for word. What memories!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

robokate

Thank you SO MUCH. I've had to sing this song to myself since my grandfather passed. I've never had a real recording of it in almost two decades.

Jacqueline Cope

I'm so please to have found this, sang it at primary school 45 years ago and frequently hum the chorus, my family thought I was mad and had made it up!

Daniel Babineau

Ditto, I just came here looking for the song because I remember singing it way back in elementary school. Catchy tune!

Debbie Hopkins

Love this song, Loud, when no one is around ! I had a class of 2nd and 3rd graders and they liked it too.

Radhika Srivastava

It was so hard to find this song. I found different versions.
I sang this song when I was in class 5

Caper. here

It’s on Tall Ships and Salty Dogs, by the Irish Rovers. Still have the album.

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