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-FolksongsOfFlorida)
KEYWORDS: disaster ship death war
1895 - Cubans rebel against Spain
Feb 15, 1898 - Explosion of the battleship "Maine" in Havana harbor
April 25, 1898 - Congress declares war on Spain
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Morris-FolksongsOfFlorida, #10, "Down in the Harbor of Havanna" (1 text)
Roud #5018
cf. "My Sweetheart Went Down with the Maine" (subject) and references there
File: Morr010

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