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My Sweetheart Went Down with The Ship

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Words by Roger Lewis
Music by F. Henri Klickmann
Published 1912 by Frank K. Root & Co. Chicago and New York, USA

[Midi / Recording]

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1. Out of the bay,
Sailing away,
There went the steamship Titanic,
Stately and proud,
Gay was the crowd,
As she steamed o'er the big blue Atlantic.
No one was sad,
All hearts were glad,
Till early in the dawn,
She struck a berg,
A crash was heard,
And soon the ship was gone.

My sweetheart went down with the ship,
Down to an ocean grave,
One of the heroes who gave his life,
The women and children to save,
Gone but not forgotten,
As the big ship rolled and dipped,
He went to sleep in the mighty deep,
My sweetheart went down with the ship.
2. Out in the sea,
Parted from me,
Down in the deep he is sleeping,
Fearless and brave,
His life he gave,
And the angels their watch will be keeping,
Tho' parted now,
I know somehow,
Again your face I'll see,
On golden shore,
We'll meet once more,
For all eternity.

(Instrumental midi)
(1999 Recording wav from 'Be British!' - and Other Classic Titanic Songs courtesy Johan Tötterström).

Source Material
Tracey McIntire, USA (Sheet Music)
Johan Tötterström, Sweden (CD Samples)

Score Transcription, Midi and Wave Preparation
© Encyclopedia Titanica 1999


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