As The Lusitania Went Down
Music by f. Henri Klickmann
Lyric by Arthur J. Lamb

Publication and Copyright MCMXV by Frank K. Root & Co.

Verse 1.
The sun was sparkling brightly Upon the ocean foam,
The Lusitania, speeding fast, Was very nearly home;
Then came the blow so sudden That pierced the vessel's heart,
But while the crowd surged o'er the deck, A young man stood apart.

He thought of the girl who loved him,
He thought of their wedding day,
As he looked on the angry ocean Eager to seize its prey.
He thought of his poor old mother In a little southern town,
And sadly he sighed, "Thy will be done!"
As the Lusitania went down

Verse 2.
He stepped into a lifeboat, But, ere it left the deck,
He saw a woman and her child Upon the sinking wreck.
"Come take my place," he told her, And as she stepped inside,
He thought again of those he loved, And like a hero died.