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Thread #18113   Message #177524
Posted By: Crowhugger
13-Feb-00 - 06:39 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Got Any News of the Iceberg? (Les Barker)
Subject: Have You Got Any News of the Iceberg?
Heard a song once a few years ago on the radio. The recording was made in the British-ish Isles, p'rhaps Ireland.

The gist of the story is a polar bear, upon hearing the news of the Titanic, goes into the telegram office, desperate for news of the iceberg. He's been away working in the circus and after a long separation his family are coming to see him. But a big ship hit their iceberg, and he is frantic for news of survivors...from the iceberg of course.

Anybody got the words, at least? Chords would sure jog my memory of the melody. It's in waltz-time. Whether I can sing it without breaking up (or breaking down) is another question. I was ROTF while bawling my eyes out when I heard it. The radio host was playing a cassette sent to him and either no contact info or out of date.

Any 'catters got news of the iceberg? *sniff*giggle*sniff*

Not at Mudcat or the likely links as far as I can tell. T