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Lyr Add: Master and the Man

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GUEST,Q 28 Jan 03 - 11:54 PM
Charley Noble 29 Jan 03 - 09:00 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: Master and the Man
From: GUEST,Q
Date: 28 Jan 03 - 11:54 PM

Lyr. Add: MASTER AND THE MAN

The Captain stood where a
Captain should
For the Law of the Sea is grim;
The Owner romped while the ship was swamped
And no law bothered him.
The Captain stood where a Captain should
When a Captain's ship goes down
But the Owner led when the women fled,
For an Owner must not drown.
The Captain sank as a man of Rank,
While the Owner turned away;
The Captain's grave was his bridge and brave,
He earned his seaman's pay.
To hold your place in the ghastly face of Death on the Sea at Night
Is a Seaman's job, but to flee with the mob
Is an Owner's Noble Right.

Ben Hecht, Chicago Journal, 1912.
Master and Man
Composed when the Titanic went down. This poem was requested in thread 56202: Trying to ID .
Several remarked the short poem's impact, and Jeri noted that it could be sung to "Old Maui" or "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald." I have put it in a separate thread so that it may be found by title.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Master and the Man
From: Charley Noble
Date: 29 Jan 03 - 09:00 AM

Well, one could also use the tune of "Blow Ye Winds Hi-Ho" and work up a great chorus, but maybe I'll meditate for a while before indulging in such archane cruelty.

Charley Noble


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