The RMS Titanic sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early hours of 15 April 1912, after colliding with an iceberg during its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City.
CHORUSShe was the pride of the Belfast shipyardsThe very queen of the White Star lineBut ice is king in the northern oceanAnd the ice is seldom kindIce is king in the northern oceanAnd the ice is seldom kind
Sailing out on an April morningSouthampton, Cherbourg and QueenstownWith the weather fair for a maiden voyageTitanic was for New York bound
She’d crossed the ocean and turned 'The Corner’Making for the Nantucket lightWith little thought for the ice fields driftingShe steamed full speed into the night
Then through the darkness the ice came loomingThe lookouts cried, but all too lateA sidelong blow that split her hull platesSent Titanic to her fate
Then Captain Smith said, Clear the lifeboatsSave the women and the children firstAnd when each man has done his dutyLet the cold sea do its worst
And the band played on as the boats were loadedAnd the final hours went slipping pastWhile Bride and Philips at the wirelessKept on sending right till the last
© Mark Ashworth