"I never shall forget the day Columbus landed here. Myself and forty Indians were standing on the pier.... 'Twas I who built the Rockies up and placed them where they are; Sold whiskey to the Indians behind my little bar"
Day Columbus Landed Here, The Partial text(s) *** A *** From Edith Fulton Fowke, editor, and Richard Johnston, music editor, Folk Songs of Canada (first edition), pp. 178-179. From Come A-Singing, apparently adapted from a version found by Dr. Douglas Leechman in British Columbia. 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: REFRAIN: '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. (2 additional stanzas)