Maggie Madigan - Titanic Survivor (The Sharecroppers)

#1651: YouTube video by NLTreasure ©2011
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Maggie Madigan, Titanic survivor,
Third class passenger saved that night;
Lowered in a life boat with sixty-five others,
Adrift off Newfoundland - Oh, what a fright!

Many years later, a woman named Karen
Attends an exhibit in Ohio state;
She is given a ticket with an Irish name on it,
As she passes through the entrance gate.

It's one of the names of the Titanic survivors,
A "Maggie Madigan" is the name;
So Karen begins to wonder about her,
But there's not a trace - Oh, what a shame.
But there's not a trace - Oh, what a shame.

Through the magic of the World Wide Web,
I get an email wanting to know,
If I was only joking about receiving an inheritance
From Maggie of eight-hundred-thousand or so.

Then I remember that "Madigan" forum,
Where I said that Maggie was my great, great aunt;
Fear that my foolish words have come to haunt me,
Will I ignore her email or write back?
Ignore her email or write back?

But I share my Newfoundland wit and humour,
And Karen accepts me as the fool that I am;
But now my mind is pondering daily,
What happened to Maggie of the Madigan clan?
What happened to Maggie of the Madigan clan?

Maggie Madigan, Titanic survivor,
Third class passenger saved that night;
Lowered in a life boat with sixty-five others,
Adrift off Newfoundland - Oh, what a fright!

She must have been a brave young woman,
At age twenty-one and all alone;
Where was she going? Who was to meet her?
Her story has gone and never been told!

No one knows what ever happened,
To my Maggie-girl of Titanic fame;
Did she marry? Have a family?
Is her tombstone out there with her maiden name?

All I know is a courageous young Maggie,
Has stirred my thoughts and emotions so;
And as I write this song I hope that
Someone will hear it and let me know!
Someone will hear it and let me know!

Maggie Madigan, Titanic survivor,
Third class passenger saved that night;
Lowered in a life boat with sixty-five others,
Adrift off Newfoundland - Oh, what a fright.

Yes, Maggie Madigan, Titanic survivor,
Third class passenger saved that night;
Lowered in a life boat with sixty-five others,
Adrift off Newfoundland - Oh, what a fright.

Adrift off Newfoundland.... on an iceberg night!
On an iceberg night! On an iceberg night! On an iceberg night!

####.... The Sharecroppers (Home, Boys! trk#13, 2003, John Harvey Newman Publishing, Pasadena, NL, SOCAN) ....####
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Liner notes: This is Mike's story about his and a new found friend Karen's search for the truth about Maggie Madigan, Titanic survivor.

See more information at Askeaton, Ireland, birthplace of Maggie Madigan.