Battleship Maine (II)
 


Citation

Bert Morgan, “Battleship Maine (II),” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed May 25, 2022, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31376.


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Title

Battleship Maine (II)

Description

One leaf typewritten on the front side. The document is in excellent physical condition. The document was laminated. There is a small tear at the right upper edge. There are several textual edits.

Subject

Popular music -- United States Maine (Battleship) -- Songs and music Spanish-American War, 1898 -- Songs and music Love -- Songs and music Patriotism -- Songs and music

Alternative Title

My Sweetheart Went Down on the Maine. The Gallant Sailor

Creator

Bert Morgan

Source

Published by The Morgan Music Company, Macomb, Illinois, c. 1898.

Publisher

W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Date Created

4/26/2007

Contributor

I. G. Greer

Format

pdf

Language

English
English

Type

Typescript

Transcription

The Battleship Maine.

Once I had a sweetheart, noble ,brave and true,
Noble ,brave and true,
Fearless as the sunrise,
Gentle as the dew.
We had loved and waited,
He had named the day
We had pledged to wed each other
In the month of May .
We had pledged to wed each other
In the month of May.
Out on the high seas he sailed
Under the red ,white and blue
Faithful to country and home,
Faithful to captain and crew.

Anchored at Havana,
On the Cuban shore,
Conscious of no danger,
Dreaming love days o’er,
Peacefully hen slumbered
In his hammock bed,
While the stars, in glowing beauty,
Benediction said.
Then came the death dealing crash,
Wrecking his vessel in twain.
Down went my sweet heart to death,
Down went the battleship Maine.

Buried near Havana,
On a foreign shore
Where the bells of evening
Slowly toll his knell.
There he’ll sleep forever
In an unknown grave,
But the land for which he died
Will always call him brave.
But the land for which he died
Will always call him brave.
Rouse ye, my country=men, rouse!
Let not his death be in vain!
Strike down the cowardly fiend
That wrecked the battleship Maine.

Classification Title

Battleship Maine (II)

Document Title

The Battleship Maine

Geographic Location

Macomb, McDonough County, Illinois

Associated Date

1898

Scholarly Classification

Brown, Native American Ballads - 236

Dimensions - Original

156 mm x 236 mm

Upload Date

2013-10-22

File name

113_BattleshipMaine_II_ocr

Transcription Date

2006-05-15

Transcribed By

Alexandra S. Toomey