Mister Christopher Columbus. Sailed the sea without a compass. When his men began a rumpus, up spoke, Christopher Columbus. There is land somewhere. Until we get there, we will not go wrong, if we sing,"swing a song." Since the world is round, we'll be safe and sound, til our goal is found. We'll just keep rhythm bound.
Soon the crew was makin merry. Then came a yell, "Let's drink to Isabelle. Hum, bring the rum. Ho Hum, No more mutiny, What a time at sea, with di-plo-ma-cy. Christy made his-to-ry. Mister Christopher Columbus, he used rhythm as a compass. Music ended all the rumpus. Wise old Christopher Columbus.Here's a slide show I made for Columbus day last year. Written by Andy Kirk and sung by the great Maxine Sullivan.