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Poem about Christopher Columbus
Posted by: Tony DiEgidio (---.proxy.aol.com)
Date: January 13, 2002 08:31PM

I need help identifying a poem containing the words: Columbus sailed the ocean blue in fourteen hundred and ninety two. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Re: Poem about Christopher Columbus
Posted by: Elliot (---.nyw.ny.webcache.rcn.net)
Date: January 13, 2002 08:39PM

How old are you, Tony

Your friend,
Elliot


Re: Poem about Christopher Columbus
Posted by: Tony DiEgidio (---.proxy.aol.com)
Date: January 13, 2002 09:00PM

Elloiot,

What does my age have to do with the answer?

I am trying to help my daughter with a project.


Re: Poem about Christopher Columbus
Posted by: Pam Adams (---.los-angeles-15-20rs.ca.dial-access.att.net)
Date: January 13, 2002 09:30PM

Tony,

Here is a version of the 1492 poem, along with another for good luck. There are probably multiple versions out there, as with most childhood verses. (You should have seen how many versions of 'the worms crawl in, the worms crawl out' we came up with!)

pam

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 Song
(sung to the tune of "The Farmer in the Dell")

In 1492,
In 1492,
Columbus sailed across the sea,
In 1492.

For 70 days he sailed,
For 70 days he sailed,
Columbus sailed across the sea,
For 70 days he sailed.

He came to a new land,
He came to a new land,
Columbus sailed across the sea,
And came to a new land.

Exploring he did go,
Exploring he did go,
Columbus sailed across the sea,
Exploring he did go.

He sailed back home to Spain,
He sailed back home to Spain,
Columbus sailed across the sea,
Then sailed back home to Spain.

Christopher Columbus
In August 1492,
Columbus sailed the ocean blue.

October 12th they sighted land,
And set their feet upon new sand.


Re: Poem about Christopher Columbus
Posted by: Tony DiEgidio (---.proxy.aol.com)
Date: January 13, 2002 11:33PM

Thank you. If you know who wrote, that would help also!! Thanks again.


Re: Poem about Christopher Columbus
Posted by: David (---.atc.east.verizon.net)
Date: January 14, 2002 01:41AM

Yes, Pam! I remember that "worms crawl in, worms crawl out" compendium! Who'd've thought there were so many versions? Now that was an interesting thread! smiling smiley


Re: Poem about Christopher Columbus
Posted by: Pam Adams (---.csupomona.edu)
Date: January 14, 2002 08:02PM

Alex, I'll take famous Emule topics for a thousand, please.

pam


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Date: January 27, 2004 07:30PM

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Re: Poem about 1492
Posted by: Searching (---.client.comcast.net)
Date: March 16, 2004 10:01AM

I'm looking for the text to a children's poem about all the signficant happenings in history taking place in 1492. I have a portion of the poem, but I don't know if I have all the verses. Where could I find the complete text, the author's name, and title? Thank you. Jan


Re: Poem about Christopher Columbus
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.phoenix-01rh15-16rt.az.dial-access.att.net)
Date: March 16, 2004 10:41AM

I have a portion of the poem


What is the portion you have?


Re: Poem about Christopher Columbus
Posted by: Marian-NYC (---.nyc1.dsl.speakeasy.net)
Date: March 16, 2004 12:51PM

That rings a bell ... what you said about ALL important historical events taking place in 1492. Could it be from a Richard Armor book? or something by the authors of DOWN WITH SKOOL! ???

Worth checking...

It also reminds me of a SAT NIGHT LIVE sketch called "Common Knowledge" that was a game show about what American students think, as opposed to what is true. For example, the answer to ANY literature question was always "Hemingway."

But I don't think there was a 1492 question in the sketch.


Re: Poem about Christopher Columbus
Posted by: Linda (---.cache.pol.co.uk)
Date: March 16, 2004 05:51PM

Willans and Searle wrote "Down with skool" and 1492 didn't feature in that.

"1066 and all that" is more likely, except that I have a copy and it isn't in that either.


Re: Poem about Christopher Columbus
Posted by: Searching (---.client.comcast.net)
Date: March 16, 2004 07:30PM

Hi Hugh Clary, This is what I have! Would you share what verses you have?

I think of everything in school a boy has to do,
but studying history as a rule is worst of all, don't you?
The dates they are an awful sight
and though I study day and night,
there's only one I have just right, that's 1492.

George Washington crossed the Delaware in 1492.
He beat the British fair and square in 1492.
In Concord and in Lexington he kept the redcoats on the run
while the band played Johnny Get Your Gun, in 1492.

The Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock in 1492.
and the Indians standing on the dock said "What you going to do?"
They said, "We seek your harbor here,
that our children's children's children dear,
can say their forefathers landed here," in 1492.

Do you know other verses> Thank you for your time and assistance.
Jan


Re: Poem about Christopher Columbus
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.denver-03rh15rt.co.dial-access.att.net)
Date: March 17, 2004 10:32AM


Re: Poem about Christopher Columbus
Posted by: Pam Adams (---.bus.csupomona.edu)
Date: March 17, 2004 12:39PM

Talk about self-referential!

pam


Re: Poem about Christopher Columbus
Posted by: Marian-NYC (---.nyc1.dsl.speakeasy.net)
Date: March 17, 2004 01:35PM

I think 1066 AND ALL THAT is the book containing this gem:

"The Elizabethan period comes at the end of Elizabeth."


Re: Poem about Christopher Columbus
Posted by: Pam Adams (134.71.192.---)
Date: March 17, 2004 05:30PM

If it doesn't come, she gets worried.

pam


Re: Poem about Christopher Columbus
Posted by: Marian-NYC (---.nyc1.dsl.speakeasy.net)
Date: May 03, 2004 11:45AM


AND PROUD OF IT!


Re: Poem about Christopher Columbus
Posted by: Johnny SansCulo (---.nycmny83.covad.net)
Date: May 03, 2004 02:09PM

As I recall there WAS a 1492 question in that skit but it was the least funny part of an otherwise hilarious sketch...it was merely people getting dates wrong.

BTW Nixon is the answer to any 50's 60's or 70's political trivia !

Mister
Christopher Columbus
Got aboard a wooden ship and
sailed the seas without a compass

(from the "extended " version of "sing sing sing)


Re: Poem about Christopher Columbus
Posted by: Johnny SansCulo (---.nycmny83.covad.net)
Date: May 03, 2004 03:03PM

I guess i was wrong...looky what i found ( i love google but not enough to buy it in an IPO)

CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS
Andy Kirk

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




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