Let me sail, let me sail, let the Orinoco flow,
Let me reach, let me beach on the shores of Tripoli.
Let me sail, let me sail, let me crash upon your shore,
Let me reach, let me beach far beyond the Yellow Sea.
From Bissau to Palau - in the shade of Avalon,
From Fiji to Tiree and the Isles of Ebony,
From Peru to Cebu hear the power of Babylon,
From Bali to Cali - far beneath the Coral Sea.
From the North to the South, Ebudae into Khartoum,
From the deep sea of Clouds to the island of the moon
We can sigh, say goodbye Ross and his dependencies
The Orinoco river (in Venezuela), Tripoli, the Yellow Sea (in China), Bissau, Palau (near the Philippines), Fiji, Tiree (an island of the Inner Hebrides in Scotland), the Isles of Ebony (in Kent, England), Peru, Cebu (also in the Philippines), Bali, Santiago ("Cali" refers to the city's full name "Santiago de Cali", it is not a reference to California), the Coral sea (off Australia), Ebudae (also in the Inner Hebrides), Khartoum (the capital of Sudan), the Islands of the Moon (in Madagascar) and the Ross dependencies in Antartica. Avalon is a mythical island, Babylon is now a ruined city in Iraq and the Sea of Clouds is on the moon; not sure if they count. Is there another song with more references to as many varied places around the world than this one?
Submitted by: Dave
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