The Day Columbus Landed Here
(singalong to the midi music)


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I never shall forget the day Columbus landed here.
Myself and forty Indians were there right on the pier.
He asked me why the Indians wore feathers in their hair.
Oh, that's to keep their trousers up, and this I do declare:

'Twas I who built the Rockies up and placed them where they are,
Sold whisky to the Indians behind my little bar.
'Twas I that built Niagara Falls and first discovered beer,
And that was many years before Columbus landed here.


Columbus asked me where to go to catch the China train.
To me 'twas clear the poor old coot had China on the brain.
I said, "I fear there is no train that leaves for there today.
You'll find my Chinese laundryman not half a block away."

'Twas I who built the Rockies up and placed them where they are,
Sold whisky to the Indians behind my little bar.
'Twas I that built Niagara Falls and first discovered beer,
And that was many years before Columbus landed here.


He noticed some of my Red Men had skins that were quite fair,
And wondered if a white man might be living near somewhere.
I said, "You have to realize that I've been here some time.
They certainly cannot be yours but they, no doubt, are mine."

'Twas I who built the Rockies up and placed them where they are,
Sold whisky to the Indians behind my little bar.
'Twas I that built Niagara Falls and first discovered beer,
And that was many years before Columbus landed here.


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