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Titanic musicians - nearer my god to thee

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    It's reasonably well known that when the titanic was sinking, the musicians onboard carried on playing and their last song was 'nearer my god to thee.'

    HOWEVER, both American and English survivors say that's what they heard. BUT the tune is different here to the USA and the musicians were British and weren't singing.

    So how would the Americans recognise the tune as being that?

    A question my mum thought up when watching a programme about it . . .
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    (Original post by Clare~Bear)
    It's a reasonably well known fact that when the titanic was sinking, the musicians onboard carried on playing and their last song was n'earer my god to thee.'

    HOWEVER, both American and English survivors say that's what they heard. BUT the tune is different here to the USA and the musicians were British and weren't singing.

    So how would the Americans recognise the tune as being that?

    A question my mum thought up when watching a programme about it . . .
    It's nothing of the sort. In fact, there's a lot of debate about what the last song was.
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    That's partly why I'm questioning it myself. Cos how would they all recognise it as that when noone was singing along.
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    Perhaps they heard the song again afterwards, and recognised it as the one played?
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    Its pretty obvious what the answer is... conspiracy!

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