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Titanic

They built the ship Titanic
To sail the ocean blue
And they thought they had a ship
That the water would never go through
But the good Lord raised his hand
Said the ship would never land
It was sad when the great ship went down.

CHORUS:
It was sad, so sad, it was sad, alleluia,
It was sad when the great ship went down
To the bottom of the sea.
Husbands and wives and little children lost their lives.
It was sad when the great ship went down.

They were off the Greenland shore
When the water began to pour
And the rich refused to associate with the poor.
So they put them down below
Where they'd be the first to go.

Lady Astor turned around
Just to see her husband drown
As the ship Titanic
Made a gurgling sound.
So she wrapped herself in mink
As the boat began to sink.

They put the lifeboats out on that dark and stormy sea
And the band played on with
"Near My God to Thee" (sing slowly)
The captain sent a wire
But the lines were all on fire.

 

Submitter comment:

This song became popular at so many camps that it was banned by the American Camping Association in 1968.

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector are the same person.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; CYO CAMP ; CARSONVILLE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Ballad Epic
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