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 sea on that historic day
From way up in the crows nest you could hear Luigi say

Please-a Mr. Columbus turn-a the ship around
Take me back I want to feel my two feet on the ground
Why you tell-a Isabella that the world is round?
Please-a Mr. Columbus turn-a the ship around

But Chris took out his mandolin and he began to play
They sang and danced a tarantella until the break of day
They ate up all the provolone and drank up all the wine
But still up in the crows nest you could hear Luigi cryin'

Please-a Mr. Columbus turn-a the ship around
Take me back I want to feel my two feet on the ground
Why you tell-a Isabella that the world is round?
Please-a Mr. Columbus turn-a the ship around

And then one day they sighted land just off the starboard bow
Columbus said "I told you so, the journey's over now"
An Indian shouted from the shore, "le petanta u pitza pan"
Luigi turned around and said, "hey, doosie putta Italiano"

Please-a Mr. Columbus don't take me back no more
I'm gonna stay right here and make the chief my father-in-law
I'm glad you tell-a Isabella that the world is round
I don't know where we are but there's paisanos all around


Lyrics submitted by BekkaZ

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