Titanic, The – Anonymous

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The Titanic left Southampton
With all its sports and gang;
When they struck the iceberg,
I know their mind was changed.

[Chorus]
Many hearts surrendered to the shipwreck;
On the sea many hearts surrendered,
Crying, “Nearer My God, to Thee.”

The fourteenth day of April,
Nineteen hundred and twelve,
The ship wrecked by the iceberg
Went down forever to dwell.

[Chorus]
Many hearts surrendered to the shipwreck;
On the sea many hearts surrendered,
Crying, “Nearer My God, to Thee.”

The story of the shipwreck
Is most to sad to tell;
One thousand and six hundred
Went down forever to dwell.

[Chorus]
Many hearts surrendered to the shipwreck;
On the sea many hearts surrendered,
Crying, “Nearer My God, to Thee.”

Mothers told their daughters
On a pleasure trip they might go;
But since they struck the iceberg,
They haven’t seen any more.

[Chorus]
Many hearts surrendered to the shipwreck;
On the sea many hearts surrendered,
Crying, “Nearer My God, to Thee.”

A man, John Jacob Astor,
A man with pluck and brains,
When that great ship was going down,
All the women he tried to save.

Reference: Anonymous. (1931) “The Titanic”. In Titanica: The Disaster of the Century in Poetry, Song, and Prose by Steven Biel. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 84-85.

 


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