Titanic Blues

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Early one morning at about four o’clock,
It was early one morning at about four o’clock,
When the old Titanic began to reel and rock.
Smith took his glasses and walked out to the front,
Captain Smith took his glasses and walked out to the front,
And he spied that ‘berg a coming’ full ahead to bump.
Some was drinkin,’ some was playing cards,
Some was drinkin,’ some was playing cards,
Some was in the corner praying to their God.
Little children cried, “Mama, Mama what shall we do”
Little children cried, “Mama, Mama what shall we do”
Captain Smith said, “Children, I’ll take care of you.”
Titanic sinking in the deep blue sea
Titanic sinking in the deep blue sea
And the band playing, “Nearer my God to thee”

 Source: Brown, Hi Henry and Charlie Jordan. (1932) “Titanic Blues”. In People Take Warning: Murder Ballads and Disaster Songs, 1913-1938, Disk 1, Man vs. Machine. Fontana Distribution, 2010 (CD).


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