Princess Alice Went Down

The source of bar735 includes a report of the resposne to the Princess Alice disaster which includes the following:-

"Sadly I make my way to the North Woolwich shore and with the doggerel ---

'The Princess Alice went down in sight of shore ---
Five hundred sunk to rise no more!'

The refrain of a song composed by some unknown poet for the occasion, and sung by four cunning looking vocalists, who were doing a literally roaring trade - ringing in my ears, I am borne by the train swiftly away."

 

Sources (texts, music) & Publishing data

Bargery Number 744
Roud Not in the Roud Index
Earliest Date 1878
Evidence for Earliest Date Date of the event described
Latest Date 1878
Evidence for Latest Date Publication date
Source of Text National Maritime Museum Caird Library Collection of Fine art, Prints, drawings and watercolours Object ID PAD6772

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