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."
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
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Morris-FolksongsOfFlorida, #10, "Down in the Harbor of Havanna" (1 text)
cf. "My Sweetheart Went Down with the Maine" (subject) and references there
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