Sink the Bismarck

Saturday, August 1, 2009 \AM\.\Sat\.

Something for the weekend.  Johnny Horton singing Sink the Bismarck.  The Bismarck was the German “pocket” battleship, a superb ship for her day, which was sunk by the Royal Navy on May 27, 1941.  A superb movie, albeit with many inaccuracies, Sink the Bismarck!, chronicled the events in 1961.  Here is a trailer for the film.

Johnny Horton’s song was written for the film.

Compare and contrast Johnny Horton’s original with this Blues Brothers rendition: