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Songs about Christopher Columbus

Doug Chadwick 22 Sep 07 - 03:40 AM
Sky Sailor 22 Sep 07 - 03:49 AM
KeithofChester 22 Sep 07 - 03:57 AM
masato sakurai 22 Sep 07 - 08:16 AM
Wolfgang 22 Sep 07 - 08:23 AM
Severn 22 Sep 07 - 08:57 AM
Charley Noble 22 Sep 07 - 10:25 AM
GUEST,The black belt caterpillar wrestler 22 Sep 07 - 11:09 AM
Charley Noble 23 Sep 07 - 08:28 PM
GUEST,Bert on Kelly's machine. 23 Sep 07 - 10:01 PM
Dan Schatz 23 Sep 07 - 10:26 PM
Metchosin 24 Sep 07 - 12:27 AM
GUEST,Gerry 24 Sep 07 - 12:58 AM
Bev and Jerry 24 Sep 07 - 01:53 AM
Doug Chadwick 24 Sep 07 - 02:53 AM
Keith A of Hertford 24 Sep 07 - 02:57 AM
GUEST,Willi Eisenbarth germany 24 Sep 07 - 12:42 PM
Chanteyranger 24 Sep 07 - 02:47 PM
GUEST,ME 21 Nov 14 - 04:50 PM
GUEST,Hootenanny 21 Nov 14 - 05:17 PM
beeliner 21 Nov 14 - 07:29 PM
Gda Music 22 Nov 14 - 11:24 AM
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Subject: Need songs about Christopher Columbus
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 03:40 AM

I'm putting together a 15 minute musical sketch for children (8 to 11 years old) very loosely based on Christopher Columbus. Does anyone have any suggestions for songs? They don't necessarily have to mention him by name but could just be could be about travelling to unknown, distant places and the like. Perhaps the most important thing is that they don't want to be too serious.

I've had a look in the DT so there's no need to link to there.

Also, does anyone have any good one-liners about old Chris that could be worked into the script?

Thanks in anticipation

DC


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Subject: RE: Need songs about Christopher Columbus
From: Sky Sailor
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 03:49 AM

Doug,
Here are a couple to start you off:

IN 1492
In fourteen hundred ninety-two
Columbus sailed the ocean blue.

He had three ships and left from Spain;
He sailed through sunshine, wind and rain.

He sailed by night; he sailed by day;
He used the stars to find his way.

A compass also helped him know
How to find the way to go.

Ninety sailors were on board;
Some men worked while others snored.

Then the workers went to sleep;
And others watched the ocean deep.

Day after day they looked for land;
They dreamed of trees and rocks and sand.

October 12 their dream came true,
You never saw a happier crew!

"Indians! Indians!" Columbus cried;
His heart was filled with joyful pride.

But "India" the land was not;
It was the Bahamas, and it was hot.

The Arakawa natives were very nice;
They gave the sailors food and spice.

Columbus sailed on to find some gold
To bring back home, as he'd been told.

He made the trip again and again,
Trading gold to bring to Spain.

The first American? No, not quite.
But Columbus was brave, and he was bright.


COLUMBUS DAY
("Mary Had a Little Lamb")
Columbus sailed the ocean blue,
Ocean blue,ocean blue.
Columbus sailed the ocean blue,
In fourteen-ninety-two.
Columbus sailed the ocean blue,
Ocean blue,ocean blue.
I enjoy making discoveries,too.
How about you?

They came from this site

Regards
Derek


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Subject: RE: Need songs about Christopher Columbus
From: KeithofChester
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 03:57 AM

Columbus Didn't Find America by Steve Knightley could be a good one for you. Check out the Show of Hands website for more details.


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Subject: RE: Need songs about Christopher Columbus
From: masato sakurai
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 08:16 AM

Some 10 songs about Christopher Columbus are at The Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music.


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Subject: RE: Need songs about Christopher Columbus
From: Wolfgang
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 08:23 AM

Or the German children song:

The man named Columbus

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Need songs about Christopher Columbus
From: Severn
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 08:57 AM

If you want to get damned silly, you can use the "Christopher Columbus" song by Chu Berry and Andy Razaf that Fats Waller recorded that's also available in a version by The Jim Kweskin Jug Band.

On several different Waller compellations on RCA Victor or Bluebird and on "The Jim Kweskin Jug Band's Greatest Hits" on Vanguard.


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Subject: RE: Need songs about Christopher Columbus
From: Charley Noble
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 10:25 AM

And for your further consideration:

Columbus
                by Nancy Schimmel (Malvina Reynolds' daughter)
                (as sung by Faith Petric)

In fourteen hundred and ninety-two
Columbus sailed the ocean blue
It was a courageous thing to do
But someone was already there

Columbus thought that the world was round
So he looked for the East while westward bound
But he didn't find what he thought he'd found
For someone was already there

        The Inuit and Cherokee
        The Aztec and Menominee
        The Onondaga and the Cree
        Columbus sailed across the sea
        But someone was already there


Now it isn't like it was empty space
The Caribs met him face to face
Could anyone discover a place
When someone was already there

So tell me who discovered what
He thought he was in a different spot
Columbus was lost but the Caribs were not
They were already there

        Chorus

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Need songs about Christopher Columbus
From: GUEST,The black belt caterpillar wrestler
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 11:09 AM

There's the verse from Tom Lewis's "I'm marching inland"

Columbus he set sail to find out if the world was round,
He went on sailing to the west until he ran aground.
He thought he'd found the Indies, but he'd found the USA.
I know some navigators who can still do that today.


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Subject: RE: Need songs about Christopher Columbus
From: Charley Noble
Date: 23 Sep 07 - 08:28 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Need songs about Christopher Columbus
From: GUEST,Bert on Kelly's machine.
Date: 23 Sep 07 - 10:01 PM

There's one HERE


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Subject: RE: Need songs about Christopher Columbus
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 23 Sep 07 - 10:26 PM

I once heard Charlie King observe that in 1492, the people of Labrador were getting ready to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Leif Ericson's arrival in the year 1000. They were celebrating, said Charlie, because he turned around and never came back.

In any case, there's always Stan Freberg....

Dan Schatz


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Subject: RE: Need songs about Christopher Columbus
From: Metchosin
Date: 24 Sep 07 - 12:27 AM

Down in the Carribean - Mitchell Torok

Have you ever been down to Haiti
when the summer sun was sinkin' low
There's nothing but romance just everwhere you glance
And the native hearts are all aglow

But when the Cuban Queen comes upon the scene
They all stare like a statue out of stone
When they realize what's before their eyes
the other girls are left all alone

Chorus
Down in the Caribbean it's not a dream you're seein'
When you get a glimpse of the lady with the charm
And from miles away you can see her sway
To the beat of the Cuban Conga line that forms

Up in a tree so high way up in the sky
sits a wide eyed monkey on a limb
He wonders why the people go to so much trouble
just to try to be like him

He doesn't understand that it's a lady's hand
that makes a heart feel so sublime
And before too long he starts singing the song
and then he gets in the Conga line

Columbus searched for spices but he missed the nicest
part of the Caribbean
He didn't see the charms and the open arms
it was the gold that he was seein'

But I'm glad he missed the sweetest thing I've kissed
cause we're on our honeymoon
I'm so sorry Chris to talk about you like this
but you were five hundred years too soon

Down in the Caribbean...


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Subject: RE: Need songs about Christopher Columbus
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 24 Sep 07 - 12:58 AM

Bob Dylan's 115th Dream ends with something like,

But the funniest thing, as I was leaving the bay,
I saw three ships sailing, they were all heading my way.
I asked the captain what his name was, and how come he didn't drive a truck.
He said he was Columbus, and I just said, good luck.


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Subject: RE: Need songs about Christopher Columbus
From: Bev and Jerry
Date: 24 Sep 07 - 01:53 AM

When Columbus "discovered" the "new world", the folks he found there thought he came from the new world.

Bev and Jerry


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Subject: RE: Need songs about Christopher Columbus
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 24 Sep 07 - 02:53 AM

Thanks to all for those. They'll give me something to work on.

DC


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Subject: RE: Need songs about Christopher Columbus
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 24 Sep 07 - 02:57 AM

I remember one that had the refrain,
The Pinta, the Ninia, and the Santa Maria.


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Subject: RE: Need songs about Christopher Columbus
From: GUEST,Willi Eisenbarth germany
Date: 24 Sep 07 - 12:42 PM

Hello,

for any time i found your link from doctor eisenbarth in japanese.
The text was translatet from Dr. med. Yoshinobu Saigo alias Dr.Eisenbarth junior,
a Chirurg from Tokio. He was also an Member in the world family asociation eisenbarth. www.eisenbarth-koeln.de
He death for sam years, so we have lost all contact to japan.
we have only one grammophone venylplat with the japanese childrenchor and the song ich bin der doktor eisenbarth in japanese.
Your old link is an death link, have you an idee where i an find this song in the internet?

To columbus i now only sam words, the melody was the sam as the eisenbarth song.

For the columbus song, have a look to http://cyty.com.visitabilis/gitarre/gitar22.htm

m.g.willi eisenbarth


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Subject: RE: Need songs about Christopher Columbus
From: Chanteyranger
Date: 24 Sep 07 - 02:47 PM

There's a bawdy one, "Christopher Columbo," recorded by "Richard Docker" on his CD "Salty Dick's Uncensored Sailor Songs." Go to his website, http://www.saltydick.com, where you can print out the lyrics.

Chanteyranger


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Subject: RE: Need songs about Christopher Columbus
From: GUEST,ME
Date: 21 Nov 14 - 04:50 PM

In 1492, Columbus sailed the blue
He hit a rock, and split his cock
And pissed all over the crew!


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Subject: RE: Need songs about Christopher Columbus
From: GUEST,Hootenanny
Date: 21 Nov 14 - 05:17 PM

Can only remember parts of one that started out:

In fourteen hundred and ninety two
In the city of Genoa
There lived a good queen Isabel
A fine old Spanish lady

.......................
That matelot's name well known to fame
Was Christopher Columbo


Chorus; And he swung his balls around-o
       Until they touched the ground-o
       That masturbating, fornicating
       Son of a bitch Columbo

Sorry that' all I can recall right now, it's been a few years.


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Subject: RE: Need songs about Christopher Columbus
From: beeliner
Date: 21 Nov 14 - 07:29 PM

Phil Harris recorded a song called "Possibilities", which included a verse on Columbus:

"When Christopher Columbus proved the world was round
"He met queen Isabell on his return
"She said, 'Well, tell me Chris about this place you found.'
"He said, 'Well, Bell as far as I'm concerned
"'It's sure got possibilities, possibilities,
"'I tell ya queen, I've never seen such possibilities.'
"Ain't no miracle too impossible
"For anyone who sees the possibilities."


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Subject: RE: Need songs about Christopher Columbus
From: Gda Music
Date: 22 Nov 14 - 11:24 AM

*Christopher Columbus* - GUY MITCHELL
Tuneful and well produced, with lyrics.

http://youtu.be/XwXGt4OtXRE

GJ


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Subject: RE: Need songs about Christopher Columbus
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Nov 14 - 06:19 PM

Mary black song Dreams of Columbus, very nice tune.


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Subject: RE: Need songs about Christopher Columbus
From: Larry The Radio Guy
Date: 22 Nov 14 - 11:43 PM

I know this is an old thread......but in case such songs are still wanted, I know of a great one, from a spectacular and obscure album from 1995 by Dana Frauzel from Vanleek Hill, Ontario.

CD is called "Island with Beautiful Names".

I can send a copy of the song if anyone's interested.

It's from the perspective of the Native people, and how they embraced their 'brother'. And it's done w. a reggae beat.

Chorus goes: "Dis is why I don't like Columbus.


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Subject: RE: Need songs about Christopher Columbus
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 23 Nov 14 - 07:26 AM

No, I don't need them anymore. The show was put on a the beginning of 2008 and the sketch went down very well.

DC


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