Van Diemen's Land is one of the four songs by U2 with The Edge on lead vocals. The song is based on a traditional Scottish folk song called "O Waly, Waly" or "The Water is Wide". The song is named after the original name for Tasmania, back in the time when the British used Australia as a penal colony.
Hold me now, oh hold me now
'Til this hour has gone around
And I'm gone on the rising tide
For to face Van Diemen's land