Re: Re: Titanic’s Dedicated Musicians

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Pat Eisenberger

Anyone else here know the old Harry Chapin song, “Dance Band on the Titanic?” That was in my head the whole week of the 100th anniversary.

“Well, they soon used up all of the lifeboats
But there were a lot of us left on board
I heard the drummer sayin’ “Boys, just keep playin'”
“Now we’re doin’ this gig for the Lord”

Jesus Christ can walk on the water
But a music man will drown
They say that Nero fiddled while Rome burned up
Well, I was strummin’ as the ship go down..

I heard the dance band on the Titanic

Sing “Nearer, my God, to Thee”

The iceberg’s on the starboard bow

Won’t you dance with me”