Terra-Cotta Rock and Rolla’: Qin Shi Huang

12111919_173675619641195_9073061371908030564_n(To the tune of Billy Joel’s classic rock and roll hit: “Christie Lee”:youtube.com/watch?v=ru-gkHHwDb4)

Let me tell you a story,
About a man who was king!
He lorded ancient China,
In the dynasty that was Qin!

The man was born in two-six zero
In the time of BCE.
And he conquered all the nations!
So they could all be Chinese!

He expanded China’s borders,
he also affected economy.
He standardized the education,
by burning books and the scholary…

He searched and searched for a death cure,
sought to beat mortality.
Sent Xu Fu to seek an elixir!
But Xu Fu would found the Japanese!

Qin Shi Huang, Qin Shi Huang!
Qin Shi Huang, Qin Shi Huang!

BRIDGE
Okay that last line was a bit of conjecture,
See Xu Fu never came back to his home.
So Qin Shi Haung had to make another gesture,
Though he left this mortal realm, he gave us a ceramic horde!

When he died at the age of 50,
He went with Terra-Cotta soldiery.
Surrounded by his own treasures!
Protected by molten mercury!

Qin Shi Huang, Qin Shi Huang!
Qin Shi Huang, Qin Shi Huang!

AG