The Wreck of the Nancy Lee

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"The Wreck of the Nancy Lee" (1931) is a comic song, words and music by Arthur Le Clerq. Sheet music published in London in 1932 billed it as "He Played his Ukulele as the Ship Went Down: a comedy foxtrot".[1] It has been recorded by Clinton Ford,[1] and by Leslie Sarony.[2]

The chorus is as follows:

'All the crew was in despair,
Some rushed here and some rushed there,
But the Captain sat in the Captain's chair,
And he played his ukulele as the ship went down.'


  1. ^ a b "He Played His Ukelele as the Ship Went Down - Clinton Ford | Song Info". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-04-09. 
  2. ^ "Leslie Sarony Discography". 1985-02-12. Retrieved 2016-04-09. 

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