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BARRETT
She's sparkling clean, this new-born ship
But one old thing is clear
The orders they propose above
We execue down here...

We'll watch form here as up above
They'll catch a whiff of glory
This wonder ship may be brand new
But it's the same old story...

Stoke the fire in the hold
As the men draw back...
Feed the heat in the hold
As the men draw back
And the dust of the coal in the air is black
And a trickle of sweat runs down your back...

And what are the boys from the midlands doing here?

Coal it is that makes the steam
That runs the machines that run the world
That sends the men below the ground
To mine the coal
Each day...

From Leicestershire and Nottingham
Us lads who worked down in the pit
Knew if you got above the ground
You'd save your soul
Some way...

Get out of the pit
And westward I knew I could run
And ship out to sea and there my new life was begun...
And the screws are turning at seventy-one...

It became my dream to go out to sea...
Further out from the mine you couldn't be...
But, born to the coal, there's no place for you elsewhere
You trade a life of dank and gloom
To shovel in the boiler room
But now your seven decks below
A lady's dainty feet...

And nothing has changed
There's nothing a miner can do
The pit and your mates
Turned into the hold and the crew...
And the screws are turnin at seventy-two...

Faster and faster we watch as we gain ever more
Seventy-three, and too soon it is seventy-four...

For a record speed I belive we strive!
For the maiden ship that's too hard to drive
If you push her faster than seventy-five.

That is the truth
I swear!
Last Update: December, 30th 2013

Titanic Lyrics

  1. Act 1
  2. Overture In Every Age
  3. How Did They Build Titanic?
  4. Fare-thee-well
  5. There She Is
  6. I Must Get On That Ship
  7. The 1st Class Roster
  8. Godspeed Titanic
  9. Barrett's Song
  10. What A Remarkable Age This Is
  11. To Be A Captain
  12. Lady's Maid
  13. The Proposal/ The Night Was Alive
  14. Hymn/ Doing The Latest Rag
  15. I Have Danced
  16. No Moon
  17. Autumn / Finale Act 1
  18. Act 2
  19. Wake Up, Wake Up! Lyrics 
  20. Dressed In Your Pyjamas In The Grand Salon
  21. The Staircase Lyrics 
  22. The Blame
  23. To The Lifeboats
  24. We'll Meet Tomorrow
  25. Still
  26. To Be A Captain (reprise)
  27. The Foundering Lyrics 
  28. Mr. Andrews' Vision
  29. Epilogue: In Every Age

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