I Ain't Down Yet

Album: The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964)
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  • This song from the 1960 musical The Unsinkable Molly Brown is performed solo by the leading lady, who in the 1964 film version is played by Debbie Reynolds.

    With music and lyrics by the show's composer Meredith Willson, this is an inspirational song for an inspirational woman. The real Molly Brown was born Margaret Tobin in humble circumstances at Hannibal, Missouri. Her husband James Brown acquired great wealth in the 1890s, and although they separated in 1909, she retained his name.

    In April 1912 she was aboard the Titanic; it was her efforts in organizing its evacuation that earned her the Unsinkable label. Prior to that she had already made a name for herself as both a philanthropist and a champion of French culture. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England
  • Dinah Shore and Art Mooney both recorded popular versions of this song in 1960. Shore's went to #103 in America; Mooney's to #108.
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