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Songs[ edit ] Cover of the sheet music for the popular sentimental song "My Sweetheart Went Down With The Ship", inspired by the Titanic disaster Numerous songs were produced in the immediate aftermath of the disaster. According to the American folklorist D. Wilgus, Titanic inspired "what seems to be the largest number of songs concerning any disaster, perhaps any event in American history. Numerous pieces of sheet music and gramophone records were subsequently produced. In many cases they were not simply mere commercial exploitation of a tragedy though that certainly did exist but were a genuine and deeply felt popular response to an event that evoked many contemporary political, moral, social and religious themes. They drew a variety of lessons from the disaster, such as the levelling effect of the rich and poor, good and bad dying indiscriminately; the rich getting what they deserved; a lack of regard for God leading to the removal of divine protection; the heroism of the men who died; the role of human pride and hubris in causing the disaster. Brian Anderson refers to as "countless forgettable hymns".
It takes some knowledge of the sea and its ways to understand the boat question.
In placing boats on sea-going vessels many tilings must be studied. The arrangement of the boats for lowering, the lifting of covers, the removal of the outer chocks upon which the boats rest, the disposition and lead of the falls, getting the passengers into the boats in safety, lowering and releasing, are all matters of first importance.
When speaking of the " small boats " of a vessel it must be kept in mind that they are not small. Such boats not only require practice in getting ready to lower, but when lowered down the high sheer side of a liner the greatest skill is required, in breasting off, to keep the boats from smashing against the side and the greatest judgment demanded in releasing them. Boats are not lowered into the water, but are dropped when some distance above it, and if dropped at the wrong instant are apt to be thrown against the side.
No boats should hereafter be carried on curved davits when stowed inboard.
The Titanic went down in a quiet sea, but had there been even a moderate sea on the casualties would have been much greater. There should be boat and raft accommodation enough for every one on board, and that we may have this on existing ships many more boats must be carried. The unsinkable life-boat is the best where it can be carried all ready to lower.
But the conditions of the Titanic accident may be seldom reproduced, and a list to one side, for example, would soon render lowering from the other side impossible. The collapsible type with substantial wooden bottom is a good emergency substitute when life-boats enough cannot be carried at davits. The life-rafts have great value, but they should be made much larger than at present. To stand fifty feet in the air and look down into cold, dark water tries the nerves in a way to deter many from jumping into the sea even with life-belts.
This difficulty might be overcome if chutes were constructed running down the sides, something like the usual ship's gangway, which delivered those using them well clear of the vessel to be picked up.
Such means would seem preferable to being lowered in a heavy sea. The handling of boats by power-derricks is not desirable, as the power supplied from below may fail. Large boats, housed over, in which passengers could be stowed away till the boat had been hoisted clear and dropped into the water would be safer if power-lifting could be depended upon, and these could have their own motive power, for it is a safe assertion that many more men can run an automobile engine than can pull an oar.
Eventually all the ships' life-boats will be fitted as motor-boats.
A short time ago a steamer plying on the Mediterranean fitted one of its life-boats with a standard motor and coupled the motor to a dynamo as well as to the screw, with a view to furnishing power for wireless work if the main plant gave out. Of course there is no excuse if the boats are not properly fitted and all automata in perfect working order. There comes a time when the wooden life-boats may leak, and many vessels carry metal life-boats. The ordinary canvas folding-boat does not secure the confidence of sea-going men, though very good for inland water navigation.
In the confusion following an accident it is very hard to. Many ways will be adopted before the best practice is secured.
But we should, at any rate, begin with giving every passenger a card stating the number of his life-boat and a printed request that he take an early opportunity to inspect the boat. As soon as possible on the voyage there should be a boat drill, the passengers being urged to witness it and a few asked to take iheir places in the boats.
While legislation will be drastic and compelling, it is to be hoped it will be general enough to encourage improvement in life-saving equipment. In future it would be desirable if in large vessels a part of the vessel aft were built with metal top and bottom and so secured that it could be laimched overboard as a floating pontoon or raft in case the vessel sinks. In such structure there could be a small wireless outfit and some provisions in a concentrated form. As a rule, lines do not add new vessels in such numbers as to render this possible, and to couple up an old vessel with a new one simply reduces the new to the level of the old.
Safety at sea will be greater as an outcome of the accident, but progress must not be barred as a result, and in connection with inland water navigation it is to be remembered that much is properly permitted which could not be allowed on the ocean.
We have in our battle-ships devices to show when water enters compartments, and by simple and economical devices it would be possible to have the depth to which water has risen indicated on the bridge, and on merchantmen as well as on our men-of-war search-lights should be carried.
Vessels will be made progressively better, stronger, safer, and speedier. Ijuxury and comfort are not in themselves bad, but travelers have a right to expect that they are added by the naval designer after providing every proper device for safety.
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Sree Das. More From Titanicware. Numerous pieces of sheet music and gramophone records were subsequently produced. In many cases they were not simply mere commercial exploitation of a tragedy though that certainly did exist but were a genuine and deeply felt popular response to an event that evoked many contemporary political, moral, social and religious themes. They drew a variety of lessons from the disaster, such as the levelling effect of the rich and poor, good and bad dying indiscriminately; the rich getting what they deserved; a lack of regard for God leading to the removal of divine protection; the heroism of the men who died; the role of human pride and hubris in causing the disaster.
Brian Anderson refers to as "countless forgettable hymns". They were all brave, there were men and women to save When the great Titanic went down. As one Denver columnist put it, "the disease-bitten [immigrant] child, whose life at best is less than worthless, goes to safety with the rest of the steerage riff-raff, while the handler[s] of great affairs, Bluesman Ernest Stoneman scored one of his biggest hits with his song " The Titanic " in , which was said to have sold over a million copies and became one of the best-selling songs of the s.
According to Stoneman, he took the lyrics from a poem which he had seen in a newspaper. He "put a tune to it", most likely meaning that he adapted an existing tune with a suitable rhyme and meter. It subsequently emerged that the author of the poem was another country singer, Carson Robison , writing under the pseudonym "E.
Eliot are pictured as "fighting in the captain's tower," disregarded by spectators. Dylan would later write and record an entire song about the disaster for his album Tempest , interpolating images from the film within the song's narrative. British songwriters commemorated the disaster with appeals to religious, chauvinistic and heroic sentiments. And sailors knew how to obey,"  while "Be British" urged listeners to remember the plight of the survivors and donate to the charitable funds set up to assist them: "Show that you are willing!
Popular legend had it that there were no black people aboard. He was converted into a mythical black stoker aboard Titanic whose exploits were commemorated in " Toasts ", long narrative poems performed in a dramatic and percussive fashion which were a forerunner of modern-day rapping.
In some versions another black man named Jim joins Shine in the water but is lost when he succumbs to the white people's allures and swims back to his death on the sinking ship. Shine swims all the way on to New York, outracing a whale or a shark along the way, although in some versions he goes off course and makes landfall in Los Angeles instead:  He swimmed on till he came to New York town, And people asked had the Titanic gone down. Shine said "Hell yeah.
The unmarried pregnant captain's daughter is a sign that "even white nobility can transgress", as Paul Heyer puts it, and that white skin is not synonymous with purity.
Also present in the Toast is the more general theme of a warning against overconfidence in the white man's technology. Concerts were a major part of the fund-raising effort after the disaster; a super-orchestra of five hundred musicians played to a packed Royal Albert Hall under the direction of Sir Edward Elgar to raise money for the families of the musicians lost when Titanic sank.
Other musical responses sought to evoke the disaster in musical form. Soon after the sinking a "Descriptive Musical Sketch Piano, Chorus and Reciter " was staged, and those wanting to re-enact the disaster at home could listen to the recording of "The Wreck of the Titanic", a "Descriptive Piano Solo, right from the scene where the ship's bell rings for departure to the pathetic 'burial at sea' Perhaps the best-known, as of its premiere in , is The Unsinkable Molly Brown , dramatised and with music and lyrics by Meredith Willson , who had drawn his inspiration from Gene Fowler 's book The Unsinkable Mrs.
The Broadway musical presents a considerably embellished version of the real Margaret Brown's exploits; it portrays her taking command of a Titanic lifeboat and keeping the survivors in her charge going with bravado and her pistol. The writer Steven Biel notes that Molly Brown plays on American stereotypes of resilience and exceptionalism with a hint of isolationism.
One of the earliest directly addressing the sinking of the Titanic albeit in a thinly disguised form was The Berg: A Play by Ernest Raymond that is said to have been the basis of the film Atlantic. Brian Anderson characterises as "a one-act sexual farce".
The passengers and crew eagerly await the arrival of the iceberg but the ship fails to find it. While Titanic wanders the ocean looking for the iceberg, those aboard fill the time by making a series of sexual revelations, such as the disclosure by one girl that she "used to enjoy keeping a mammal in her vagina.