Alexander the Great
"My son ask for thyself another kingdom For that which I leave is too small for thee" Near to the east In a part of ancient Greece In an ancient land called Macedonia Was born a son To Philip of Macedon The legend, his name was Alexander At the age of nineteen He became the Macedon King And he swore to free all of Asia Minor By the Aegean Sea In 334 B.C He utterly beat the armies of Persia Alexander the Great His name struck fear into hearts of men Alexander the Great Became a legend amongst mortal men King Darius the third Defeated fled Persia The Scythians fell by the river Jaxartes Then Egypt fell To the Macedon King as well And he founded the city called Alexandria By the Tigris river He met King Darius again And crushed him again in the battle of Arbela Entering Babylon And Susa, treasures he found Took Persepolis, the capital of Persia Alexander the Great His name struck fear into hearts of men Alexander the Great Became a God amongst mortal men A Phrygian King had bound a chariot yoke And Alexander cut the 'Gordian knot' And legend said that who untied the knot He would become the master of Asia Hellenism he spread far and wide The Macedonian learned mind Their culture was a western way of life He paved the way for Christianity Marching on, marching on The battle weary marching side by side Alexander's army line by line They wouldn't follow him to India Tired of the combat, pain and the glory Alexander the Great His name struck fear into hearts of men Alexander the Great He died of fever in Babylon
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