The Roast Beef of Old England

The Roast Beef of Old England

Music Played on the Titanic

Word and Music by Leveridge

The Roast Beef of Old England was the tune played by the Bugler, P.W. Fletcher, to call first class passengers to meals.


The Roast Beef of Old England

Leveridge

1. When mighty roast beef was the Englishman's food,
It enobled our hearts, and enriched our blood,
Our soldiers were brave, and our courtiers were good,
O! the Roast Beef of Old England!
And O!" for old England's Roast Beef!

2. Our fathers of old were robust, stout and strong,
And kept open house, with good cheer all day long,
Which made their plump tennants rejoice in this song -
O! the Roast Beef of Old England!
And O!" for old England's Roast Beef!

3. When good Queen Elizabeth sat on the throne,
Ere coffee,or tea, or such slip-slops were known,
The world was in terror if e'er she did frown.
O! the Roast Beef of Old England!
And O!" for old England's Roast Beef!

 

Samples
(Full Piano Score midi)
© Encyclopedia Titanica 2000

Related Biographies:
Percy William Fletcher

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