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Thread #103039   Message #2094187
Posted By: Joe Offer
04-Jul-07 - 04:05 PM
Thread Name: ADD:Sinking of Titanic/Ship That Will Never Return
Subject: ADD: The Ship That Will Never Return (St. Clair)
The Ship That Will Never Return
(F.V. St. Clair, 1912)

A big ship left port on its first maiden voyage,
The world gazed in wonder and pride...
Old England was proud of the ship and its crew,
Whose Captain was trusted and tried....
The ship was a city of splendour and light,
Its rich and its poor side by side....
But when the shock came and the vessel went down,
Rich man and poor man like Englishmen died.

On the Ship that will never return....
The ship that will never return....
Brave words were spoken, and brave hearts were broken.
Ah! Here's where true love you discern....
Mothers they sobbed in prayer
As they parted from loved ones there....
Husbands and sons, brave hearted ones,
On the ship that will never return.

Titanic its name and Titanic its size,
O'er the waves of the ocean she rode,
Four days had gone by since she'd left the old land,
With over two thousand aboard;
And then came the crash in the dead of the night,
But none on that ship were dismayed.
They trusted the Captain and they trusted the crew,
And even the women they were not afraid -

Be British, the Captain cried out from the bridge,
Be British - and British were they.
The women and children the first for the boats -
And the Sailors knew how to obey;
As long as old England sends ships over sea
The deeds of that night she'll recall
When rich man and poor man went down side by side
Where Rank made no difference for Death levelled all -

from The Lester Levy Sheet Music Collection

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Certainly a different perspective from many of the Titanic songs. In this one, "Rank" (with a capital "R") made no difference....