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First Line: It was midnight on the sea
Last Line: Fare thee, titanic, fare thee well.
Alternate Author Name(s): Leadbelly
Subject(s): Disasters; Johnson, Jack (1878-1946); Ships & Shipping; Shipwrecks; Titanic (Ship)


It was midnight on the sea.
The band was playing "Nearer My God to Thee."
Fare thee, Titanic, fare thee well.

Titanic when it got its load
Captain he hollered, "All aboard."
Fare thee, Titanic, fare thee well.

Titanic was comin' round the curve
When it run into that great big iceberg.
Fare thee, Titanic, fare thee well.

When the Titanic was sinkin' down
They had them lifeboats around
Fare thee, Titanic, fare thee well.

They had them lifeboats around,
Savin' the women 'n children, lettin' the men go down,
Fare thee, Titanic, fare thee well.

Jack Johnson want to get on board
Captain he said, "I ain't hauling no coal,"
Fare thee, Titanic, fare thee well.

When he heard about that mighty shock,
You mighta seen a man doin' the Eagle Rock
Fare thee, Titanic, fare thee well.









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