ANCIENT MESOPOTAMIA song by Mr. Nicky
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Ancient Mesopotamia Song by Mr. Nicky
To the tune of "Crank That" by Soulja Boy
Backing tracks property of Karaoke Version/Tency Music.

Euphrates River
Hey, I got a new lesson for you about ancient Mesopotamia
The Euphrates River and the Tigris River formed the cradle of civilization

Akkadians long ago
Conquered Sumer, took control
Sargon led his armies, in their chariots they rolled

By the Euphrates River
By the Euphrates River
By the Euphrates River
By the Euphrates River

By the Persian Gulf is where they found
Ancient ruins underground
Archaeologists did lots of excavation down

By the Euphrates River
By the Euphrates River
By the Euphrates River
Both the Euphrates River

And the Tigris River used to flood
Bringing lots of fertile mud
But the problem was that water washed away their crops
Dams and levies made it stop
When it was dry they'd irrigate
Fighting over water led to war between the city states

Cuneiform is ancient writing
That tells us Sumer's city-states were always fighting
They were the first civilization in Mesopotamia
Then came the Akkadians who started empire mania

Akkadians long ago
Conquered Sumer, took control
Sargon led his armies, in their chariots they rolled

By the Euphrates River
By the Euphrates River
By the Euphrates River
By the Euphrates River

Near the Persian Gulf is where they found
Ancient ruins underground
Archaeologists did lots of excavation down

By the Euphrates River
By the Euphrates River
By the Euphrates River
By the Euphrates River

King Sargon got real old
Told his sons to take the throne
But the huge Akkadian empire would fall out of his control

Then came Hammurabi who would take full command
Hammurabi was the king of the Babylonians
(Man) Babylonia
Was the land where they told you
You obey Hammurabi's code
Praise Hammurabi's code
Break Hammurabi's code
And you'll be saying "oh no"

Akkadians long ago
Conquered Sumer, took control
Sargon led his armies, in their chariots they rolled

By the Euphrates River
By the Euphrates River
By the Euphrates River
By the Euphrates River

Near the Persian Gulf is where they found
Ancient ruins underground
Archaeologists did lots of excavation down

By the Euphrates River
By the Euphrates River
By the Euphrates River
By the Euphrates River

Babylonians built roads
They traded grain for gold
They kept themselves united under Hammurabi's code
Hammurabi's code
Hammurabi's code
Hammurabi's code
Hammurabi's code

Which was a bunch of laws
They believed it had no flaws
They obeyed it just because
They thought Hammurabi was

Chosen by the gods (whoa)
Chosen by the gods (whoa)

Akkadians long ago
Conquered Sumer, took control
Sargon led his armies, in their chariots they rolled

By the Euphrates River
By the Euphrates River
By the Euphrates River
By the Euphrates River

Near the Persian Gulf is where they found
Ancient ruins underground
Archaeologists did lots of excavation down

By the Euphrates River
By the Euphrates River
By the Euphrates River
By the Euphrates River

Mesopotamia!