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Thread #96272   Message #1883242
Posted By: catspaw49
11-Nov-06 - 02:13 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: General Slocum (wreck of/Disaster)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: General Slocum (wreck of/Disaster)
I couldn't find anymore so far on the Spaeth piece, but another song mentioned on that site was recently written by a William Bates and I chased that one to THIS WEBSITE where you can hear the opening of the song. Personally, if that's any indication of the rest of the song, it must be about an hour long and melodramatic as all hell (a bit of the navel-gazing style of so many modern songwriters). Listen for yourself. Unfortunately, there are no written lyrics at the site so I have no real idea about how the rest goes. But take a listen to what there is.

Both of these are songs written very recently and not contemporary with the event. It seems there should be something contemporary to the disaster but again, maybe that's the destiny of boats hauling us commoners and not the rich and famous....LOL....(;<))