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.