The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #55784   Message #869755
Posted By: Bev and Jerry
19-Jan-03 - 12:49 AM
Thread Name: Chord Req: Titanic (Leadbelly)
Subject: RE: Chord Req: leadbelly's 'titanic'
Love that third verse:

Jack Johnson want to get on board,
Captain said, "I ain't haulin' no coal."
Cryin' fare thee, Titanic, fare thee well

Here's a quote from the White Star Line in 1911:

"The OLYMPIC and TITANIC are not only the largest vessels in the world, they represent the highest attainments in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering; they stand for the pre-eminence of the Anglo-Saxon race on the ocean."

We read it at the Belfast Transportation Museum.

Bev and Jerry