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Another song again written my Ian Lilly and myself when I discovered that theTitanic had sunk one hundred years ago on the 13-14 April 1912. I wrote a long article about the event (in an Irish magazine naturally) and how Belfast has been recently transformed with a whole new complex being built to commemerate the event. It is worth reading about!
CHORUS THE MIGHTY TITANIC, SHE COULD NOT FAIL THE BIGGEST AND BEST THAT EVER SET SAIL -
WHATEVER THE FUTURE AWAITING HER YET SHE WOULD BE A SHIP WE WOULD NEVER FORGET !
SHE SAILED FROM SOUTHAMPTON, ALL FIRED UP WITH PRIDE THE RICH AND THE FAMOUS ALONG FOR THE RIDE
THE WATERS WERE CALM BUT THE WEATHER TURNED COLD A CHILL COULD BE FELT FROM THE BRIDGE TO THE HOLD -
BUT DOUBT IS UNTHINKABLE WHEN YOU'RE UNSINKABLE THOSE SCARY WARNINGS YOU DON'T HAVE TO HEED -
SO ONWARD SHE STEAMED AT FULL AHEAD SPEED
WHEN STAMPEDING STEEL MEETS A MOUNTAIN OF ICE THEN NATURE DEMANDS SOMEONE PAYS A HIGH PRICE
H.M.S. TITANIC LAY DAMAGED AND DOOMED AND MORE THAN A THOUSAND FOREVER ENTOMBED -
BUT NO MARBLE CENOTAPH NO TOUCHING EPITAPH NO CHURCH CHOIR AND NO BELL THAT TOLLS -
JUST SEAWEED AFLOAT, AWASH WITH LOST SOULS ....
ONE HUNDRED YEARS ON JUST LIKE IT WAS THEN THE WHITE STAR LINE SHIP - SHE LIVES ONCE AGAIN
IN THE VERY SAME PLACE WHERE THE KEEL WAS LAID DOWN "THE TITANIC QUARTER" NOW PART OF BELFAST TOWN
IT IS A FOUR HULLED MONUMENT TO THOSE PASSENGERS WHO WENT
SHE NOW LIVES IN BELFAST PROUDLY IN HER PEN H.M.S. TITANIC SAILING ONCE AGAIN!
Words by Ian Lily and David MacConnell Music by David MacConnell