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I have lived in Alaska since 1978, having come to Juneau as a Jesuit Volunteer. I fell in love with Alaska and now live on Douglas Island with my husband and two dogs.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Unsinkable: The 100th Anniversary of the Titanic Tragedy


             THE TITANIC

The pale moon rose in its glory
She's drifting from golden west
She told a sad, sad story,
Six hundred had gone to rest

The watchman was a-dreaming
Yes, dreaming a sad, sad dream
He dreamed the Titanic was sinking
Out on the deep blue sea

He rose and called a rich man
And told him to come to life
And try to save his baby
Also his darling wife

Cap' Smith must have been drinking
Not knowing that he done wrong
By trying to win the record
He let the Titanic go on

The band was out a-playing
Yes, playing far out on the sea
They spied the Titanic was sinking
Played "Nearer My God to Thee"

The sad news reached the city
The Titanic had gone down
There's many poor widows and orphans
A-walking all over the town

The little children were crying
For mama to come to stay
Oh, surely they'll invent something
To raise the Titanic someday
                                The Carter Family

Sissy Spacek as Loretta Lynn in Coal Miner's Daughter, 
singing a slightly different version of "The Titanic".

May all those who died rest in peace.


  1. Just found your blog. I am pretty sure I will be a frequent visitor.

  2. Paula
    I love your new banner!
    I'm enjoying all the
    Titanic specials this week, are you?


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