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The Ballad of Magellan

This song is by Animaniacs and appears on the album Yakko's World - Sing About The World According To Yakko, Wakko And Dot (1994).

They're once was a man, his name was Magellan.
A Portuguese skipper the girls found him cute.
He sailed with five ships, to find the East Indies, then come back to Spain with a bounty of loot.

Whoopy tiyayo happy Magellan, starting your journey with hardly a care.

Whoopy tiyayo, strong brave Magellan. You'll find the East Indies, you just don't know where.

They cross the Atlantic and spotted a country.
Magellan said, "It's the East Indies at last!", but then someone shouted, "Hey, that's Argentina".
Magellan got cranky and chopped down the mast.

Whoopy tiyayo, settle down Magellan. Put down that axe there's no time to despair.

Whoopy tiyayo, keep trying Magellan, you'll find the East Indies, you just don't know where.

A great storm arose in the mighty Pacific, the five little ships were diminished to three.
At last land was sighted, Magellan was happy but then someone shouted, "Hey, that's Chile".

Whoopy tiyayo, cheer up Magellan, check out your map and don't tear out your hair.

Whoopy tiyayo, keep trying Magellan, you'll find the East Indies you just don't know where.

It took them five months but they crossed the Pacific.
They spotted a land that was dotted with palms, Magellan proclaimed "Yes That's the East Indies!"
But then someone shouted, "Hey, I think that's Guam".

Ayiyyiyayay, Oops Magellan.
Your fun little journey's become a nightmare.

Whoopy tiyayo, keep trying Magellan, you'll find the East Indies you just don't know where.

They sailed due West to the Philippine Islands, Magellan was pleased as the natives grew near.
But then someone shouted, "I think they're attacking".
Magellan said, "What?" and got hit by a spear.

Whoopy tiyayo, farewell Magellan. You almost made it, it's really not fair.

Whoopy tiyayo, oh Ghost of Magellan, the East Indies Island's were right over there.