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Animaniacs - Ballad of Magellan

The Ballad of Magellan is a song from episode 82 of Animaniacs. In the song, Yakko and the Warners harmonize to the tune of "Git Along, Little Doggies" about the voyages traveled by Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan. The lyrics were written by John P. McCann and Paul Rugg, and the harmonies arranged by Julie Bernstein. The song also serves as the sixth track on the Yakko's World album, but on the album, Wakko and Dot's spoken lines are spoken by random members of the crew.

Lyrics

Yakko:
There 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.
The Warners:
Whoopi-ti-yi-yo, oh, happy Magellan!
Starting your journey with hardly a care!
Whoopi-ti-yi-yo, strong, brave Magellan,
You'll find the East Indies, you just don't know where!
Yakko:
They crossed the Atlantic and spotted a country.
Magellan said...
Magellan:
It's the East Indies at last!
Yakko:
But then someone shouted...
Wakko:
Hey, that's Argentina!
Yakko:
Magellan got cranky and chopped down the mast.
The Warners:
Whoopi-ti-yi-yo, settle down, Magellan.
Put down that ax! There's no time to despair.
Whoopi-ti-yi-yo, keep trying, Magellan,
You'll find the East Indies, you just don't know where!
Yakko:
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...
Dot:
Hey, that's Chile!
The Warners:
Whoopi-ti-yi-yo, cheer up, Magellan.
Check out your map and don't tear out your hair!
Whoopi-ti-yi-yo, keep trying, Magellan,
You'll find the East Indies, you just don't know where!
Yakko:
It took them five months, but they crossed the Pacific.
They spotted a land that was dotted with palms.
Magellan proclaimed...
Magellan:
Yes! That's the East Indies!
Yakko:
But then someone shouted...
Wakko:
Hey, I think that's Guam!
The Warners:
Ai yi yi yi, oops, Magellan!
Your fun little journey's become a nightmare!
Whoopi-ti-yi-yo, keep trying, Magellan,
You'll find the East Indies, you just don't know where!
Yakko:
They sailed due west to the Philippine Islands.
Magellan was pleased as the natives drew near.
But then someone shouted...
The Warners:
I think they're attacking!
Yakko:
Magellan said...
Magellan:
What?
Yakko:
And got hit by a spear.
The Warners:
Whoopi-ti-yi-yo, farewell, Magellan!
You almost made it! It's really not fair!
Whoopi-ti-yi-yo, oh, ghost of Magellan,
The East Indies Islands were right over there!

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