25 April 2012 1 Comment

The Titanic (Great Ship Went Down)

Oh 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 Lord’s Almighty hand
Said that ship would never land,
It was sad when that great ship went down

It was sad. It was sad.
It was sad when the great ship went down.
Husbands and wives,
Little children lost their lives
It was sad when the great ship went down.

They were off for England
And not very far from shore
When the rich refused
To associate with the poor
So they sent them down below
Where they’d be the first to go
It was sad when that great ship went down

[Chorus]

The boat was about to sink,
And the sides about to burst,
When the captain shouted, “All
Women and children first!”
Oh, the captain tried to wire,
But the wires was on fire,
It was sad when the great ship went down.

[Chorus]

Oh, they swung the lifeboats out
O’er the deep and ragin’ sea,
When the band struck up with,
“Nearer My God to Thee.”
Little children wept and cried,
As the waves swept o’er the side,
It was sad when the great ship went down.

[Chorus]

One Response to “The Titanic (Great Ship Went Down)”

  1. Chris Candell 23 May 2015 at 6:53 am #

    Can’t believe no one left a comment. First heard this in camps hundreds of miles inland. Thought it odd to sing in such a musical like style and so cheerily about such a disaster of this magnitude but apparently the song was very popular. The event was only 50-60 years ago when I first heard the song too; there were still survivors alive then. Still, a fun song.


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