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"The Titanic"
       



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"The Titanic," Lyrics, Text Format



"The Titanic," Lyrics, Text Format



Advanced syncopation, two tonic arpeggios and a tonic octave skip.

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Description
 
  • Grade: Fourth

  • Origin: USA - Alabama, Folk Song - 1915

  • Key: D Major

  • Time: 4/4

  • Form: AB - verse/chorus

  • Rhythm: advanced: | ti ti ti ti ti ta ti | syncopation, | ti/ ri ti ti ta ti ti | syncopation,
    | ti ti ti ti ta ti ti | ti ri ti ti ri ti ta ti ti | syncopation, | ta/a (ta) ti ti | ta/a/a ti ti |
    | ta ti/ ri ti ti ti ti | syncopation, | ta/a/a/a |
    | ti ta ti ta ti ti | syncopation

  • Pitches: intermediate: La Do Re Mi Fa So La Do

  • Intervals: intermediate: So\Mi (m3), Do\La/Do (m3), Mi/So (m3), La8\Re (P5), Re/So (P4), So\Mi\Do descending tonic (I) arpeggio (D), Re/Fa (m3), Do/Do8 ascending tonic octave skip, Do8\La/Do8 (m3), Do8\So\Mi descending tonic (I) arpeggio (D)

  • Musical Elements: notes: whole, dotted half, half, quarter, dotted eighth, eighth, sixteenth; rest: quarter; pickup beat, two double bars, two tonic arpeggios, tonic octave skip, syncopation

  • Key Words: USA history, USA geography: Alabama, world geography: England, camp song, scout song, story of the Titanic, ship, sail, ocean, thought, through, water, Lord, almighty hand, great ship, husbands, women, wives, children, England, thousand, miles, rich, poor, sin, burst, shouted, tried, wire, raging, sea, band, struck refused, associate, down below, captain, sad, fire, swung, lifeboats, "Nearer, My God to Thee," wept, cried, waves, swept; abbreviations: 'bout (about), o'er (over), contractions: they'd (they would)

 
 


"The Titanic"

       
  1. Oh, they built the ship, Titanic
To sail the ocean blue,
And they thought they had a ship
That the water never go through,
But the Lord's almighty hand said the ship would never land,
It was sad when the great ship went down.
 
    Chorus:  
    It was sad, it was sad,
It was sad when the great ship went down.
Husbands and wives, little children lost their lives.
It was sad when the great ship went down.
 
 
2.
Oh, they sailed from England's shore
'Bout a thousand miles or more,
When the rich refused to associate with the poor
So, they sent them down below,
Where they'd be the first to go,
It was sad when the great ship went down.
 
    Chorus  
  3. Oh, the boat was full of sin,
And the side about to burst,
When the captain shouted, "Women and children first!"
Oh, the captain tried to wire,
But the lines were all on fire,
It was sad when the great ship went down.
 
    Refrain  
  4. Oh, they swung the lifeboats out
O'er the deep and raging sea,
And the band struck up with "Nearer, My God to Thee."
Little children wept and cried,
As the waves swept o'er the side,
It was sad when the great ship went down.
 
    Refrain  
       


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