The Titanic

        Here are all the verses I can find for the Titanic Song.

The Titanic

They built a ship Titanic to sail the ocean blue
They thought they had a ship that the water'd never go through
She was on her maiden trip, when and iceberg hit the ship
It was sad when the great ship went down

Chorus:

Version 1:
Oh it was sad (so sad)
It was sad (real tough)
It was sad when the great ship went down
to the bottom of the seeee eeeee eeee
Little children wept and cried
When the water rushed o'er the side
It was sad when the great ship went down

Version 2:

Oh it was sad (so sad)
It was sad (real tough)
It was sad when the great ship went down
to the bottom of the seeee eeeee eeee
Uncle and Aunts, little children lost their parents
It was sad when the great ship went down.

It was off the English shore, 'bout a hundred miles or more,
When the rich refused to associate with the poor
So they put them down below, where they'd be the first to go
It was sad when the great ship went down

Chorus

They swung the lifeboats out on the dark and stormy sea
When the band struck up "So near my God to thee"
Little children wept and cried, as the water rushed o'er the side
It was sad when the great ship went down

Chorus

The captain stood on deck with a tear drop in his eye
As the last boat went out, he waved them all goodbye
He knew he made a slip, as he went down with his ship
It was sad when the great ship went down

Chorus They built another ship called the S.S. MaryLou
They painted her stern red and they painted her bow blue
They christened her with beer, and she sunk right at the pier
It was sad when the great ship went down

Chorus

There's an additional verse to Titanic that our troop sings at the end:

Well they built another ship, the SS Titanic 2.
And they thought they had a ship, that the water could not go through.
So they christened it with beer, And it sank right off the pier.
It was sad when the great ship went down.

-- Thanks to Samantha Sovern, leader, Girl Scout Troop #696, Girl Scout Council of Orange County, California

An alternate ending:

Oh the moral of this story, as I am about to tell,
Is that you should treat your brothers very well,
For in the good Lord's eyes you're the same as other guys!
It was sad when the great ship went down!

-- Thanks to Mary Kate Holden GS Troop 917, Greensboro, NC

The boat was full of sin and the sides about to burst
When the captian shouted "Women and children first!"
Oh the captian tried to wire but the lines were all on fire
It was sad when the great ship went down.

We also had two verses at the END that went like this: Well they built a brand new ship and they named her Betty Lou,
And they painted her stern brown, and they painted her bow blue
When the christened her with beer, she sank right off the pier
It was sad when the great ship went down
AND
Well they built a brand new ship and they named her Mickey Mouse,
They painted her bow black 'cause the captian was a louse
When they christened her with gin, the whole darn thing fell in
It was sad when the great ship went down

-- Thanks to Heidi R

The Titanic They built the ship titanic
to sail the ocean blue
oh, they thought they had a ship
that the water wouldn't go through
but, the good Lord raised his hand,
said the ship would never land.
it was sad when the great ship went down.

CHORUS:
It was sad (so sad)
it was sad (too bad)
it was sad when the great ship went down
to the bottom of the sea...
(husbands and wives, little children lost thier lives)
it was sad when the great ship went down
to the bottom of the sea.
blub, blub, blub, blub...

Off the coast of England
Not very far from shore
Where the rich refuse to associate with the poor.
So they put them down below
And they were the first to go.
It was sad when the great ship went down.

CHORUS

The captain stood on deck
With a tear in his eye
As he waved the last of his passengers goodbye
Oh, he thought he made a slip
So he went down with the ship.
It was sad when the great ship went down.

(Slowly, somberly) The captain stood on deck, with a teardrop in his eye.
As the last boat left, he waved them all goodbye.
Goooooodbye!
(Fast) He'd knew he made a slip, so he went down with the ship.
It was sad when the great ship went down!
Hit the bottom!
It was sad, so sad. It was sad, too bad!
It was sad when the great ship went down to the bottom of the sea...
(Uncles and aunts, little children lost their pants)....
it was sad when the great ship went down. Hit the bottom!

Oh, the captain fell dead
When the shark got in his bed,
And the octopus got everyone but me.
The fish with the pointy nose nibbled on my toes.
It was sad when the great ship went down.

The other verse is:

Well the ship was filled with sin
And the sides about to burst
When the Captain shouted:
"WOMEN AND CHILDREN FIRST"
All the women and children cried
As the waves swept over the side
It was sad when the great ship went down.

The ending - this should be sung to the same melody but much slower. We would take off our hats as if in mourning

Now because of this wild
And fatal tragedy
A might Coast Guard Cutter
Sails over those cold And raging seeeeeeaaaaaas.
And every now and then,
They pass o'er that spot again
(pick up the pace)
It was sad when the great ship went down.

Well they built another ship
And they called her "Mary Jane"
And the box and the stern
Were painted just the same
Well they christened her with beer
And she sank right off the pier
It was sad when the great ship went down.

When they built the ship Titanic to sail the ocean blue,
they thought they'd built a ship that the water wouldn't go through.
but the good lord raised his hand
and said "This ship will never land"
It was sad when the the great ship went down, down, down.

CHORUS:
It was sad (so sad)
It was sad (halleluja)
It was sad when the great ship went down to the bottom of the sea
(froggies and turtles, the ladies lost their girdles)
It was sad when the great ship went down, down, down.

Lady Esther turned around jsut to see her husband drown
as the ship Titanic made a gurgling sound.
So she wrapped herself in mink
as the ship began to sink.
It was sad when the great ship went down, down, down

CHORUS
The captain faced the bow with a teardrop in his eye
as he waved the last lifeboat goodbye.
He knew he'd made a slip
so he went down with the ship.
It was sad when the great ship went down, down, down.

CHORUS

So the moral of the story as you can plainly see
is to wear your life preserver when going out to sea.
It will keep you very happy,
it will keep you safe and dry.
it was sad when the great ship went down, down, down.

CHORUS

Kerplunk!
It sunk!
To the bottom of the sea.

-- Thanks to Nikki


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