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‘Columbus Lie’ by the Mighty Shadow

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Global - The late great calypsonian “Shadow” shares the true history of Christopher Columbus via a live performance in Canada, 1994.
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Columbus was a mighty sailor
He sailed the open seas
He went down in the Caribbean
And he called it the West Indies
He said he found a new world
And he expect me to believe
But how could this world be new?
When it's much older than Adam and Eve?


Columbus lied
Columbus lied
Columbus lied
Columbus lie-lie-lied
He said he discovered
The whole of America
He never tell nobody
How he had to run from Apache
Columbus lied
Columbus lied
Columbus lied so bad
I believe Columbus was mad


And the man with the Santa-Maria
Was as brave as ah man can be
He sailed down to Venezuela
for another discovery
He said he discovered new lands
And he thought that I wouldn't know
He discovered a lot of Indians
Who discovered the lands before

Columbus lied
Columbus lied
Columbus lied
Columbus lie-lie-lied
He took all the glory
From many discovery
The truth of the story
Those lands were discovered already

Columbus lied
Columbus lied
And if you concentrate
You'll discover the man was late

Nowadays you enter a strange land
They call you an alien
You got to explain to immigration
What is your intention?
Columbus didn't have to do that
It just didn't make no sense
His authority was a cork hat
And his passport was violence

Columbus lied
Columbus lied
Columbus lied
Columbus lie-lie-lied
He fooled everybody
With a whole lot of fantasy
I don't know why he did it
Maybe he thought the Indians were spirits
Columbus lied
Columbus lied
Columbus lied like hell
I believe his head wasn't well


You might think I don't like Columbus
And the truth is that you are right
Though his name will be always famous
For me that man was a blight
He discovered North America
He discovered the West Indies
The same place they send me forefathers
And subject them to slavery

Columbus lied
Columbus lied
Columbus lied
Columbus lie-lie-lied
He said he discovered
The whole of America
He never tell nobody
How he had to run from Apache


Columbus lied
Columbus lied
Columbus lied so bad
I believe Columbus was mad

(Columbus lied)
(Columbus lied)
(Columbus lied)
(Columbus lied)

By Annemarie van de Wouw - https://www.chicagonow.com/

  1. Columbus was not the first person who discovered the Americas, the first explorers came from Siberia and discovered Alaska at about 70,000? B.C. – 12,000? B.C.
  2. Columbus’s ships did not sail through bad weather, his own journal shows that the seas were very calm. 
  3. The trip didn’t take two months, but one month.
  4. The crew aboard of the ships didn’t think the earth was flat, they knew the earth was round.
  5. Columbus’s main purpose was not only exploration or trade, but conquest and exploitation. He used religion as a reason to do so.
  6. Columbus was not good to ‘the Indians’ (as they were to him in the beginning), he took everything they had, including their women. He killed many of them and enslaved many of them.

    During Columbus time in Haiti, he and his men hunted the Taino Indians for sport, beating, raping, torturing, killing, and then using the Indian bodies as food for their hunting dogs.

  7. 12 October 1492 was not the discovery of the Americas, but the meeting of three cultures, because people had lived there for thousands of years. The Americas were only new to the Europeans

  8. Columbus wasn’t the first one who saw land on October 12th 1492, that was a sailor named Rodrigo de Triana.

  9. It is not sure that Columbus was from Genoa, Italy. He didn’t seem to be able to write in Italian. Some historians think he was Jewish. Probably from Spain. He could also be a Jew from Genoa. It is certain that it is not certain where Columbus was born.

  10. No one knows what Columbus really looked like. There are many different portraits of him.

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he lie but 

 still standing

 he must be  really a special  guy that everyone wants to take him down

 in 1492 

 you know what columbus do?

 he sail so fast he  split has ass and shit all over his crew

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