Down in the Harbor of Havana

DESCRIPTION: "Down in the harbor of Havana, Have you heard the news, know what?" "Our battleship, the Maine, Was visiting the Spain." "Our crew was fast asleep." "About ten o'clock, There came an awful shock." "The Spaniards nevermore Shall ravish Cuba's shore."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1950 (Morris)
KEYWORDS: disaster ship death war
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
1895 - Cubans rebel against Spain
Feb 15, 1898 - Explosion of the battleship "Maine" in Havana harbor
April 25, 1898 - Congress declares war on Spain
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Morris, #10, "Down in the Harbor of Havanna" (1 text)
Roud #5018
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "My Sweetheart Went Down with the Maine" (subject) and references there
File: Morr010

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