-> "Elections, Egyptian, Nix 'Pharaoh'"
Original Song Title:
"The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald"
Parody Song Title:
"Elections, Egyptian, Nix 'Pharaoh'"
A legend'ry dawn on the fertile watered ground
Of the Nile, recalling their story
A great empire bred: Memphis (Not Elvis' bed!)
Then arise: Alexandria's glory
Irrigation raised more, when the rain, down, didn't pour
Gave a surplus; the bins never empty
The trade also grew as the routes, there, passed through
'Twas a "Global Economy", early
When famine betide, the old Pharaohs' rule died
Bringing regional Governors' reigns on
When resume: Nile flow, Middle Kingdom did grow
With art, lit'rature, sculpture, quite pleasin'
Anew, drought returns; Global Climate Change, confirms
Asian immigrants now, rule, achievin'
Grew greater, their might, but the Theban kings fight
Rose again, Pharaohs; sent Asians reeling
More kids, Ramsses sires: one with ev'ry gal found
What a knave! Like pro athletes, nailing!
As wealthier, grew, so corruption did, too
Once, were rich; troubles stem: dirty dealing
A Persian state, until Alexander, Great
Did prevail, after minimal clashing
The Ptolemies came, an amazing reign
Culture's place; seat of learning, unquestioned
A Library famed, ev'ry book, they collect
Said the Romans, "Need your stuff to feed us"
In 30 B.C., down went Marc Anton-y
Cleopatra: asp bit; blood would flow thus
As Rome, its rule brings, they were tolerant: all things
You could worship: old, new, at your pleasure
But later, a blight: Christianity gained might
Came and wrecked much antiquity's treasure
The Christians, still, though, free to love their God so
Under Islam and Caliphate's powers
Four centuries, pray, till Jerusalem, slay
Christians, Jews: persecution unkinder
An Empire split up, it was Ottomans' prize
Until it broke up after World War
The Brits rule in vain; independence, Egypt gains
Many lives lost to riots and slaughter
Farouk o'erthrown; Israeli war stings
Sadat: US, did ally, after Nasser
A peace treaty seems unrealistic dream
Si-nai lands; Camp David Accords signed
Islamists bestow an extremist blow:
Take life of Sadat by assassin
For three decades or so has Mubarak run the show
But sad tale of no real reform, passin'
In the square of Tahrir, a revolt, displayed
Wanted better times; rail for upheaval
"Mubarak: Slime", and was accused of much crime
Their demands: free elections and square, all
The protests live on, till the President steps down
Hosni's big take: he gypped Egypt's money
With Sov'reign gone away, a democracy bred?
World will hail and remember them, surely
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