featuring Chor Leoni
One of the very few folk songs from Canada’s frozen North. It’s the tale of the captain of a whaling ship who decides to push the late summer season to catch “one more whale”, but finds himself and his crew frozen in for the winter. Diane’s arrangement captures the mood of sailors who won’t see their home and families for another nine months, if at all.

LYRICS

Cold is the arctic sea 
Far are your arms from me 
Long will this winter be 
Frozen in Frobisher Bay 
Frozen in Frobisher Bay 

“One more whale,” our captain cried 
“One more whale and well beat the ice.” 
But the winter star was in the sky 
The seas were rough the winds were high. 

Deep were the crashing waves 
That tore our whalers mast away 
Dark are these sunless days 
Waiting for the ice to break. 

Strange is a whaler’s fate 
To be saved from the raging waves 
Only to waste away 
Frozen in this lonely grave. 

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