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Thread #96272   Message #1883344
Posted By: Anglogeezer
11-Nov-06 - 04:19 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: General Slocum (wreck of/Disaster)
Subject: Lyr Add: SLOCUM DISASTER (Cecil Mann)
Fat Clone - thanks for repairing the link (I did use the link maker - but didn't test it!)

Further info at the Sheet Music Consortium at
Search for "Slocum"
Gives publishers details of one song and one tune relating to the disaster.
You can access the images of the music.
Here are the words:

Word and music by Cecil Mann

The Slocum had left the sunny pier, with its crowd of laughter and song
Hundreds of children with mothers and friends joined in a merry throng
With baskets of dainties, with hearts light and gay they frolicked and danced with glee
Thinking of naught but pleasure, as the ship glides on to the sea.

Oh the awful ending - No words can ever tell,
Hundreds of beautiful children doomed, listen to their death knell.
Fire, fire, fire, It swept from deck to deck
Mothers clasping their loved ones went down on the Slocum wreck.

Now hushed and heavy is every heart, New York bows down in grief
Thousands mourning for loved ones gone, Oh what will give relief
Homes left vacant of mother, brothers and sisters lost
No words can paint the picture or count the fearful cost

Regards Jake
Sheet Music at Indiana University (click)