American Old Time Song Lyrics: 58 The I'll Fated Maine

Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 58

Home Songster main V01 V02 V03 V04 V05 V06 V07 V08 V09 V10 V11 V12 V13 V14 V15 V16 V17 V18 V19 V20 V21 V22 V23 V24 V25 V26 V27 V28 V29 V30 V31 V32 V33 V34 V35 V36 V37 V38 V39 V40 V41 V42 V43 V44 V45 V46 V47 V48 V49 V50 V51 V52 V53 V54 V55 V56 V57 V58 V59 V60 V61 Support Search

Share page  Visit Us On FB

Copyright, 1898. by Thos. J. Quigley.
Words and Music by Thos. J. Quigley.

Ah! what's the sad story from that land so gory,
Unfortunate Cuba, the island of strife.
Where men bravely fighting their country's wrongs righting.
From Spanish oppression, for freedom and life.
Our people commanded that peace be demanded.
And sent our great warship that peace to maintain.
But soon after landing, the harbor commanding.
A dreadful disaster o'ertook our ship Maine.

Kind fathers are sighing, fond mothers are crying,
Loved sisters and brothers are hoping in vain;
While sweethearts in sorrow are praying the morrow
Will bring them glad news of the ill-fated Maine.

Four hundred lay sleeping, while others watch keeping,
On board the big ship as she lay in the bay:
When just before morning, without any warning,
The lives of four hundred were taken away:
There's naught in all hist'ry to equal this myst'ry,
The cause of this carnage was looked for in vain:
Ah! may hearts now broken for kind words unspoken,.
Bear lightly their loss on the ill-fated Maine- Chorus.

A mother said, "Walter, my boy, never falter,
Should your country call you to fight for the flag; "
He answered, "No, mother, this country, no other,
For I love it dearly from valley to crag."
She ne'er thought this gladness would soon turn to sadness,
And his happy face we would ne'er see again;
When laughing, he kissed her, his sweetheart and sister,
And bade them good-bye on the ill-fated Maine.-Chorus.
Download music lyrics PDF file For Printing with (no ads)
Download music lyrics in RTF file For editing / printing with Word and other editing software.
Download music lyrics as PNG Graphic file For inclusion in DTP etc.