The Tempest Songfacts says. This 45-verse depiction of the Titanic disaster is the title track of Bob Dylan's thirty-fifth album. It was inspired by the Carter Family's folk song, "The Great Titanic." "I was just fooling with that one night," Dylan told Rolling Stone. "I liked that melody - I liked it a lot. 'Maybe I'm gonna appropriate this melody.' But where would I go with it?"
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