In the early years of the twentieth century, a down on his luck amateur song writer in England was hired by a travel agency to write a song to promote a popular ocean voyage from England to America.
Sidney Cummings had his song published and the sheet music sold quite well for a few months. Soon after, the song suddenly disappeared into the memory banks of obscurity, never to be heard of again. Music historians who recall the composition unanamously agree that the song failed primarily because of its lyrics.
After reading the lyrics to the verse and the first four bars of the chorus, I'm sure you'll agree.
"Come along my turtle dove
and join me on our trip of love
holding back all my emotion
till we cross that great big ocean"
"It would be so romantic
to sail the Atlantic
aboard the TITANIC
submitted at 9:30pm
8 January 2011