The Ballad of Genghis Khan By: Jane Langston (Sung to the tune of: “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear”)
O hear the story of Genghis Khan, that glorious leader of old,He was victorious and conquered much, so now his legend is told.“Peace on the earth” was not his way, yes he was a violent King,Here is the story of his life, the joy and suffering.
In eleven hundred and sixty-five, his mother a baby toy twirled,Because was born little Temujin, into the Mongol world.This baby born with a blood clot in, his tiny little hands,Would kill one point seven million souls, in many different lands.
This brave young man when he was sixteen, took a girl “Borte” forhis mate,And soon would marry five times more, his clan of children wasgreat.At twenty he built an army large, to crush Asias little tribes,To rule the Mongols all by himself, was the big hope of his life.
Now lo the days were hastening on, but long before Genghis sloweddown,With eighty thousand army men, he ruined many a town.Spy networks and new technologies, gave him and his empiresuccess,Swords, knives and javelins, axes and hooks, they left behind them amess!
The battles that this great warrior fought, are too many to recall,In Central Asia thirty percent, of the people did fall.He took Bukhara and Samarkand, they burned and they plunderedand slew,And finally when they left those poor towns, his name all feared andknew.
Bestowed on him by the Mongol tribes, was the title of “GenghisKhan,”His plan to rule the entire world, was met with cheers to “Lead On!”He died in twelve twenty seven, to the Xi Xia tribe did submit,The way he died is uncertain, perhaps fell off his horse or got hit.