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The Sinking of the Titanic:
Electronic Edition.

Performed by Ernest V. Stoneman and the Dixie Mountaineers


Funding from the Institute for Museum and Library Services supported the electronic publication of this title.


Text transcribed by Monique Prince
Text encoded by Elizabeth S. Wright
First edition, 2003
ca. 6K
Academic Affairs Library, UNC-CH
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
2003.

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Source Description:
(title page) The Sinking of the Titanic
Performed by Ernest Stoneman
1 p.

Call number FC-1889 General Collection/Sound Recordings (#30001), (Southern Folklife Collection, Manuscripts Department, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)



        The electronic edition is a part of the UNC-CH digitization project, Documenting the American South.
        These song lyrics are transcribed from a recording by Ernest Stoneman and the Dixie Mountaineers held by the Southern Folklife Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. They accompany a digital audio file.
        The text has been encoded using the recommendations for Level 4 of the TEI in Libraries Guidelines.
        All quotation marks, em dashes and ampersand have been transcribed as entity references.
        All double right and left quotation marks are encoded as " and " respectively.
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The Sinking of the Titanic

Audio File (MP3 file, ca. 2.9MB, 3:10 min.)


                         It was on Monday morning just about one o'clock,
                         That the great Titanic begin to reel and rock.
                         Then the people began to cry, saying, "Lord I'm a-going to die."
                         It was sad when that great ship went down.


                         It was sad when that great ship went down,
                         Husbands and wives, little children lost their lives.
                         It was sad when that great ship went down.


                         When they were building the Titanic, they said what they could do.
                         They were going to build a ship that no water could not go through,
                         But God with his mighty hand showed to the world it could not stand.
                         It was sad when that great ship went down.


                         It was sad when that great ship went down,
                         Husbands and wives, little children lost their lives.
                         It was sad when that great ship went down.


                         When they left Eng-a-land, they were making for the shore.
                         The rich they declared they would not ride with the poor.
                         So they sent the poor below, they were the first that had to go.
                         It was sad when that great ship went down.


                         It was sad when that great ship went down,
                         Husbands and wives, little children lost their lives.
                         It was sad when that great ship went down.


                         When the people on the ship were a long ways from home,
                         With friends all around them, didn't know their time had come,
                         For death came riding by, sixteen hundred had to die.
                         It was sad when that great ship went down.


                         It was sad when that great ship went down,
                         Husbands and wives, little children lost their lives.
                         It was sad when that great ship went down.