Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafesj

Post to this Thread - Sort Ascending - Printer Friendly - Home


Lyr/Chords Req: Engineer's version of 'Titanic'

DigiTrad:
BALLAD OF JOHN WILLIAMS
DOWN WITH THE OLD CANOE
GOD MOVES OVER THE WATER
HAVE YOU GOT ANY NEWS OF THE ICEBERG?
SINKING OF THE TITANIC
THE TITANIC (COLD AND ICY SEA)
THE TITANIC (GONE TO REST)
THE TITANIC (HUSBANDS AND WIVES)
THE TITANIC 6
TITANIC (7)
TITANIC (RISE NO MORE)


Related threads:
Origins: Got Any News of the Iceberg? (Les Barker) (32)
(origins) Origin: The Titanic (husbands and wives) (33)
Lyr Req: Legend of the USS Titanic (Jaime Brockett (34)
Lyr Req: Fare thee well Titanic, fare thee well (32)
Lyr Req: Ballad of John Williams (Johnny McEvoy) (17)
Lyr Add: The Last Scene of the Titanic (Hutchison) (6)
Help: Poem:The Titanic & homeless polar bears (31)
Songs relating to the Titanic (65)
Titanic again (4)
(origins) Origins: The Sinking of the Titanic (9)
Lyr Req: Titanic: God Moved (16)
Chord Req: Titanic (Leadbelly) (15)
BS: Titanic- sunk by mistake! (54)
Lyr/Chords Req: Sinking of the Titanic (14)
MaggieMadigan-TITANIC Survivor mystery (26)
Lyr Req: Titanic (old Irish version) (10)
ADD:Sinking of Titanic/Ship That Will Never Return (16)
99th Anniversary of Titanic-Sank April 15 1912 (19)
BS: Brits on Titanic die of niceness (95)
BS: New info on unknown Titanic Survivor (11)
Titanic - Carl Sandburg Version (9)
last Titanic'survivor' (12)
BS: Is positive sinking Titanic??? (25)
Lyr Req: John William/Titanic (6)
(origins) Origins: The Titanic - is this a Laws version? (3)
(origins) Origins: Folk/Blues Songs: The Titanic Disaster (18)
Lyr Add: Master and the Man (2)
Titanic and Olympic (55)
BS: Interesting theory about Titanic sinking (23) (closed)
Lyr Req: Titanic sort-of parody (5)
BS: Remembering the Titanic (25) (closed)
Lyr Req: The Titanic Blues (4)
Lyr Req: Titanic (17)
Lyr Req: Titanic, polarbear and iceberg (7)
Lyr Req: Dance band on the Titanic (8)
BS: Movie, Titanic Town (2) (closed)
Ship Titanic/Old Log Cabin attribs (6)
Flute used in Titanic (28)
Titanic - Hymn to the Sea (2)
Titanic song info please. (7)


Gareth 13 Apr 02 - 06:56 PM
Charley Noble 13 Apr 02 - 05:36 PM
GUEST,e1-x6nt-16g7-1hrg@emailias.com 13 Apr 02 - 05:27 PM
Dead Horse 12 Apr 02 - 03:53 PM
Suffet 11 Apr 02 - 10:26 PM
GUEST,e1-x6nt-16g7-1hrg@emailias.com 11 Apr 02 - 03:19 PM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum Child
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:





Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Engineer's version of 'Titanic'
From: Gareth
Date: 13 Apr 02 - 06:56 PM

Wish I was working back in Marine Assurance Claims, for sure that would be over every desk. Still it will circulate !!!

Gareth


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Engineer's version of 'Titanic'
From: Charley Noble
Date: 13 Apr 02 - 05:36 PM

What a marvel of a song! Probably unsingable for the general audience but then again we once did a gig for a bunch of quality control engineers.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Engineer's version of 'Titanic
From: GUEST,e1-x6nt-16g7-1hrg@emailias.com
Date: 13 Apr 02 - 05:27 PM

Thank you!

Kurt


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Engineer's version of 'Titanic'
From: Dead Horse
Date: 12 Apr 02 - 03:53 PM

Got any news of the iceberg?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: ADD: Engineer's version of 'Titanic'
From: Suffet
Date: 11 Apr 02 - 10:26 PM

The Titanic (marine engineer's version)

Oh, they built the ship Titanic to sail the ocean blue,
And they thought they built a ship that the water would not come through,
It was on her maiden trip that an iceberg hit the ship,
It was sad when the great ship went down.

Chorus (repeat after each stanza):

It was sad, oh, it was sad,
It was sad when the great ship went down (to the bottom of the...),
So let's all shed a tear for the White Star engineer,
It was sad when the great ship went down.

Oh, the impact caused stress fractures in Compartments 1 through 3,
And they all started flooding almost instantly,
The pressure differential was really quite substantial,
It was sad when the great ship went down.

Now as weight was slowly added to this remote location,
It resulted in a moment 'round the center of flotation,
That set the bow in motion slightly lower in the ocean,
It was sad when the great ship went down.

Thus the damaged piece of plating moved down a foot or two,
And the static head of pressure caused more water to come through,
Further weight out on that limb caused an increase in the trim,
It was sad when the great ship went down.

But the trimming calculations of this semi-flooded state,
Took an hour to do by hand, and by then it was too late,
It was like the sound of thunder when Bulkhead 3 went under,
It was sad when the great ship went down.

For above the Bulkhead Level, it was like an open door,
Which brought about the flooding of Compartment Number 4,
She was rising on her port as her time was growing short,
It was sad when the great ship went down.

Towards Compartment Number 5 came the madly rushing sea,
And the laws of Archimedes with respect to buoyancy,
Would not be violated, the whole damn ship was inundated,
It was sad when the great ship went down.

Now the force of gravitation had been balanced up to now,
By the transverse inclination of the slowly sinking bow,
But its good was now expended, equilibrium thus ended,
It was sad when the great ship went down.

Thus the liner finally vanished from the surface of the sea,
To a place where forces balance and where moments cannot be,
As the owners did repent, did the engineers lament,
It was sad when the great ship went down.


[Author unknown. Originated among college students in the USA, possibly in the 1950s or earlier. A few revisions made by Stephen L. Suffet with the assistance of Norma McCarthy for sake of historical and technological accuracy.]


--- Steve


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: Engineer's version of 'Titanic'
From: GUEST,e1-x6nt-16g7-1hrg@emailias.com
Date: 11 Apr 02 - 03:19 PM

Hi, I'm looking for a source on a song that is a technical description of the sinking of the Titanic. It was written in a quietly hilarious way, and as I recall used terms like axis of rotation, moment of bouyancy, etc. It basically was a parody of the well-known "It was sad, it was sad..." version of the song, but instead of being all sentimental, it was sort of a naval architect's description of the tragedy. I would really like to find a recorded source for this, and play it on my radio program*.

All pointers appreciated.

Kurt Liebezeit

* "The Lark In The Morning," Fridays 5:30am to 7am PST, 90.7 FM Portland, Oregon; webcast at www.kboo.fm. We are in pledge drive tomorrow, just so you know if you tune in.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 27 February 11:05 AM EST

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 2022 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.