Genghis Khan, the Mongol warrior
Was a conqueror of many lands
He loved to kill and burn and pillage
And the blood dripped from his hands

Known as a ruthless, fearless man
Genghis Khan had a hidden defect
It seems the Mongol was superstitious
But he couldn't let his troops suspect

He had decided that the land of Persia
Would increase his vast empire
So he led his warriors to battle again
Complete tyranny his ultimate desire

Stopping to rest in the shade of a tree
He saw a nut lying on the ground
And when he touched that Persian delight
His sword started spinning around

Their leader's eyes almost bugged out
And the men were mumbling and gawking
When right before their very ears
That walnut started talking

The nut told Genghis he could be of help
In routing the Shah and becoming successor
The Mongol listened carefully to the nut
'Cause he lived for being the oppressor

Genghis Khan picked up that walnut
And reasoned that he shouldn't provoke it
Wrapping it in his bright red scarf
He was careful not to choke it

The walnut helped him conquer the entire world
While his enemies continued to berate it
Until one day, the walnut lost his voice
So he cracked that thing and ate it

The most feared conqueror in history
Has long since been dead and gone
But, to this day, some people still wonder,
"Who was that nut with Khan?"

Kathleen McCoy EldridgeŠ
March 14, 2007
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The image used in this web design is from an original painting
by Edmund Blair Leighton (1853 - 1922), entitled: God Speed.
Special thanks to Joyce R for the beautiful tube.

Music: "I'm A Nut"
Music by Margi Harrell
Used With Permission
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