The Titanic


Note: The Titanic (an old song, probably dating from as early as 1920).

 

Oh, they built the ship Titanic
 to sail the ocean blue


They thought they had a ship that the water wouldn't go through but,

by God’s almighty hand the ship would never land


it was sad when the great ship went down.

CHORUS:
It was sad (so sad)
it was sad (too bad)


it was sad when the great ship went down
to the bottom of the .......


(husbands and wives, little children lost their lives)

it was sad when the great ship went down.

Well the ship was filled with sin


And the sides about to burst


When the Captain shouted:
"WOMEN AND CHILDREN FIRST"


All the wept and children cried


As the waves swept over the side


It was sad when the great ship went down.

CHORUS:

It was sad (so sad)
it was sad (too bad)


it was sad when the great ship went down
to the bottom of the .......


(husbands and wives, little children lost their lives)

it was sad when the great ship went down.


 

It was off the coast of England


Not very far from shore


Where the rich refuse to associate with the poor.

So they put them down below


And they were the first to go.


It was sad when the great ship went down.

CHORUS
It was sad (so sad)
it was sad (too bad)


it was sad when the great ship went down
to the bottom of the .......


(husbands and wives, little children lost their lives)

it was sad when the great ship went down.

Lady Esther turned around just to see her husband drown

as the ship Titanic made a gurgling sound.


So she wrapped herself in mink
as the ship began to sink.

It was sad when the great ship went down.

CHORUS
It was sad (so sad)
it was sad (too bad)


it was sad when the great ship went down
to the bottom of the .......


(husbands and wives, little children lost their lives)

it was sad when the great ship went down.

Well they built another ship
called the US 92


And the bow was painted red and the stern was painted blue

Well they christened her with beer


And she sank right off the pier


It was sad when the great ship went down.

CHORUS
It was sad (so sad)
it was sad (too bad)


it was sad when the great ship went down
to the bottom of the .......


(husbands and wives, little children lost their lives)


it was sad when the great ship went down.


 

The captain faced the bow with a teardrop in his eye


as he waved the last lifeboat goodbye.


He knew he'd made a slip
so he went down with the ship.


It was sad when the great ship went down, down, down.

CHORUS
It was sad (so sad)
it was sad (too bad)


it was sad when the great ship went down
to the bottom of the .......


(husbands and wives, little children lost their lives)


it was sad when the great ship went down.


 

So the moral of the story as you can plainly see


is to wear your life preserver whenever you’re at sea.

The Titanic never made it and never more shall be,


it was sad when the great ship went down, down, down.

CHORUS
It was sad (so sad)
it was sad (too bad)


it was sad when the great ship went down
to the bottom of the .......


(husbands and wives, little children lost their lives)

it was sad when the great ship went down.