"The Titanic" traditional

(4/4 time. 6 bar intro "Nearer my God to thee")

Oh they built the ship Titanic, to sail the ocean blue

And they thought they had a ship that the water would never go through

It was on it's maiden trip, when an iceberg hit the ship

It was sad when that great ship went down.

It was sad (it was sad) It was sad (it was sad)

It was sad when that great ship went down (to the bottom of the)

Husbands and wives, little children lost their lives

It was sad when that great ship went down.

They were not that far from shore, 'bout a thousand miles or more

When the rich re-fused to associate with the poor.

So they threw them down below, where they were the first to go

It was sad when that great ship went down.

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That ship was full of trouble and the sides about to burst

When some-body shouted "Women and children first!"

'Twas a night none would forget, even millionaires got wet

It was sad when that great ship went down.

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Oh they swung the lifeboats out o'er the deep and raging sea

When the band struck up with "Nearer my God to thee"

Little children wept and cried as the waves swept o'er the side

It was sad when the great ship went down.

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The captain stood on deck with a teardrop in his eye

As the last boat went out, he waved them all goodbye

He knew he'd made a slip, so he went down with his ship

It was sad when that great ship went down

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