Last Scene of the Titanic

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The Titanic: the greatest ship ever was known
Takin’ its first sail across the sea
Everybody was loaded up and wavin’ their glad hands goodbye
Captain Smith says, “How’s your machinery? All right?
How’s your compass?  Settin’ dead on New York.
Keep a-cluckin’ on down–ah boy–right down on the pike.”
Blowed his old whistle and went right on down.

Everybody’s fiddlin’ and dancin’, havin’ a big time on the lower deck
Now you’re right, you don’t get wrong
Get that girl and promenade on
Good morning, babe, hello now, go on babe.

Captain Smith says, “Gonna make a world record out of this ship
Gonna make it to New York in about two days and a half to three days ahead of time
How’s the machinery now? All right.
How’s your compass? All right.
Keep a-cluckin’ on down, let her go right on down the pike
Blow the whistle right on down.”

Everybody’s still havin’ a big time
Now you’re right, you don’t get wrong
Get that gal with the red dress on
Good morning, babe, hello now

Captain Smith got the message, it’s foggy on the sea
Couldn’t see how to travel, all boats are tied up
Otherwise there’s an iceberg at the North Pole
Biggest ever was known, about a mile square
Impossible for any ships to run
Captain Smith says, “Don’t mind the fog on the sea
We’ve got the strongest dynamite headlight ever was known
Otherwise the ship was unsinkable, plough through all icebergs

“Now how’s your machinery? All right
How’s your compass? Still on New York
Keep a-cluckin’ on down–let go–right on down the pike.”
Blowed his old whistle and went right on down the pike.

Everybody’s still havin’ a big time
Now you’re right, but don’t get wrong
Get that girl and go right on
Good morning, babe, hello now

The last scene ever of the Titanic before it hit that iceberg
Twenty miles past the lighthouse
You could hear the music on the lower deck.

 

Source:

Hutchison, Frank. (1927) “Last Scene of the Titanic.” In People Take Warning: Murder Ballads and Disaster Songs, 1913-1938, Disk 1, Man vs. Machine. Fontana Distribution, 2010 (CD).


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