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Samuel’s Musician Of The Week

January 23rd, 2006 at 12:47am

This week the award goes to Johnny Horton, and the feature song is “Sink The Bismarck”.

In May of nineteen forty-one the war had just begun,
The Germans had the biggest ship,
They had the biggest guns.
The Bismarck was the fastest ship,
That ever sailed the seas,
On her deck were guns as big as steers,
And shells as big as trees.
Out of the cold and foggy night,
Came the British ship the Hood.
And ev’ry British seaman he knew and understood,
They had to sink the Bismarck, the terror of the sea.
Stop those guns as big as steers,
And those shells as big as trees.

We’ll find that German battleship,
That’s makin’ such a fuss.
We gotta sink the Bismarck,
‘Cause the world depends on us.
They hit the decks a-runnin’ boys,
And spin those guns around.
When we find the Bismarck we gotta cut her down.

The Hood found the Bismarck and on that fatal day.
The Bismarck started firin’ fifteen miles away.
We gotta sink the Bismarck was the battle sound.
But when the smoke had cleared away,
The mighty Hood went down.
For six long days and weary nights,
They tried to find her trail.
Churchill told the people put ev’ry ship a-sail,
‘Cause somewhere on that ocean,
I know she’s gotta be.
We gotta sink the Bismarck to the bottom of the sea.

We’ll find that German battleship,
That’s makin’ such a fuss.
We gotta sink the Bismarck,
‘Cause the world depends on us.
They hit the decks a-runnin’ boys,
And spin those guns around.
When we find the Bismarck we gotta cut her down.

The fog was gone the seventh day,
And they saw the mornin’ sun.
Ten hours away from homeland,
The Bismark made its run.
The Admiral of the British fleet said,
Turn those bows around.
We found that German battleship,
And we’re gonna cut her down.

The British guns were aimed,
And the shells were comin’ fast.
The first shell hit the Bismarck,
They knew she couldn’t last.
That mighty German battleship is just a memory.
Sink the Bismarck was the battle cry,
That shook the seven seas.

We found that German battleship,
Was makin’ such a fuss.
We had to sink the Bismarck,
‘Cause the world depends on us.
We hit the deck a-runnin’ and,
We spun those guns around.
We found the mighty Bismarck,
And then we cut her down.

We found that German battleship,
Was makin’ such a fuss.
We had to sink the Bismarck,
‘Cause the world depends on us.
We hit the deck a-runnin’ and,
We spun those guns around.
We found the mighty Bismarck,
And then we cut her down.

Samuel

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  • 1. Chuck Berry  |  January 27th, 2006 at 1:44 am

    Good on you Samuel for posting this song. It is a great song and should be sung more often. I am glad you posted the lyrics because I did not know them all.

    It was such a turning poin in the war too.


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