add artist photo
Johnny Horton
Add Explanation
Add Meaning
Johnny Horton

Sinking Of The Reuben James lyrics

$album_name
$date_release
$writer_name
New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.
Johnny Horton – Sinking Of The Reuben James lyrics

Sinkingof the reuben james

What weretheir names tell me what were their names
Did you have a friend on the Good Reuben James

Have you heard of a ship called that good Reuben James
Stand by hard fighting men both of honor and fame
She flew the stars and stripes of the land of the free
But tonight she's in her grave at the bottom of the sea

(Nowtell me) What were their names tell me what were their names
Did you have a friend on the Good Reuben James
(Now tell me) What were their names tell me what were their names
Did you have a friend on the Good Reuben James

[banjo]

It wast here in the dark of that uncertain night
That we waited for you-boats and waited for that fight
Then a whine and a rock and the great explosion roared
And they laid that Reuben James on the cold ocean floor

(Nowtell me) What were their names tell me what were their names
Did you have a friend on the Good Reuben James

[guitar]

Now tonight there are lights in our country so bright
On the farms and the cities they're tellin' of that fight
And now our mighty battle ships will sail the bounding main
And remember the name of that Good Reuben James

(Nowtell me) What weretheir names tell me what were their names
Did you have a friend on the Good Reuben James
What were their names tell me what were their names
Did you have a friend on the Good Reuben James
(Now tell me) What were their names tell me what were their names
Did you have a friend on the Good Reuben James



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/j/johnny_horton/sinking_of_the_reuben_james.html

  • Email
  • Correct

songmeanings

      Write about your feelings and thoughts

      Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
      U
      Min 50 words
      Not bad
      Good
      Awesome!
      This page is missing some information about the song. Please expand it to include this information. You can help by uploading artist's image, adding song structure elements, writing song meaning or creating lyrics explanation.

      Featuredlyrics

      Explain