U. S. composers have yet to make a name for any great profundity. That the herd of them is, however, swift, timely, can scarcely be disputed. News songs now figure prominently in Tin Pan Alley. The most recent tells of the sinking of the Vestris.
Proudly she sailed from New York City,
Bound for a Land o'er the sea;
And on her deck were wives and husbands and children with hearts gay and free;
They sailed on their way, o'er the deep blue ocean, never a thought of fear;