Christopher Columbus Song



Oh, please Mr. Columbus, turn the ship around
I wanna be able to feel my two feet on the ground.
Oh why'd ya tell Isabella that the world was
Oh please Mr. Columbus, turn the ship around.

In fourteen hundred ninety two three ships sailed out to sea
The Nina, and the Pinta, and the Santa Marie.
And as they sailed the stormy seas that mad
historic day.
A way up in the crow's nest you can hear
Luigi say... (Repeat Chorus)

Then Chris took out his mandolin and he began
to play
They sang and danced the Tarantell until the
break of day.
They ate up all the provolone and drank up all the bugjuice.
But still up in the crow's nest you can hear
Luigi say... (Repeat Chorus)

And then one day they sighted land just off the starboard bow
Columbus said "I told ya so the journey's over now.
An Indian shouted from the shore "Tu Bella
Beesh Amma"
Luigi shouted back, "Hey-Capish Italian!"
(Repeat Chorus)

Oh please Mr. Columbus don't take me back no
I wanna stay right here and make the chief my
father in law.
I'm glad you told Isabella that the world was
I don't know where we are but there's pisanos all around. (Repeat Chorus)


Audience can echo the last words of each line of the verses.
Actions are as follows:
Oh please Mr. Columbus-move pointer finger up and down
"turn the ship around"-turn yourself around
"my two feet on the ground"-jump in place
"that the world was round"-make big circle
with your hands going from top to bottom

CommentThis is an appropriate song to sing on or
around Columbus Day.

CategoryAction Songs

Song ContributorFerdinand Tretter


Date Entered11-Oct-2002

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