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Thread #4469   Message #24315
Posted By: Art Thieme
22-Mar-98 - 01:18 AM
Thread Name: Titanic song info please.
Subject: RE: Titanic song info please.
Yes, LEADBELLY did the song on his Last Sessions 4 LP set on Folkways--That included his rap and his verses about JACK JOHNSON wanting to get aboard the Titanic and him being fefused with the Capt. telling him, "WE AINT HAULING NO COAL!" But then, when Johnson hears about the sinking of the ship:

"When he heard about that mighty shock, You could've seen that man do the Eagle Rock! Fare thee, Titanic, fare thee well."

(By the way, I recorded that song 23 years ago. It's on my album ART THIEME--LIVE AT THE OLD TOWN SCHOOL OF FOLK MUSIC (subtitled: OUTRIGHT BOLDFACED LIES) Kicking Mule Records 150----out of print.