Learn about the history of Ancient Mesopotamia and human civilization through this educational song. To be used by students for studying or by teachers as a supplemental classroom resource. Understand the history of Mesopotamia through this Jam Campus parody song, “The Mesopotamia Song.”

Lyrics:

The ‘land between two rivers’
first human civilization
soil rich, water plentiful
for farming irrigation
large cities start to form
and many new inventions
5,000 B.C. it began, yeah!

Sumerians formed cities, built irrigation
ziggurats, large buildings they built for worship
invented the wheel, writing, and government
Gilgamesh rules the state of Uruk

first humans civilized
known as “The Fertile Crescent”
where humans learned to write
built government, agriculture
religion, and city lives
Invented the sail and wheel
irrigation for planting when seasons dry

Mesopotamia
where humans first civilized
Mesopotamia
built governments and learned to write
Mesopotamia
5,000 years before common times
Mesopotamia
Mesopotamia

Akkadians conquered next
2,300 B.C.
replaced the main language
first empire in history
Assyrians controlled the north end
built on strength of their army
leading by their fearsome warriors

Babylon rise to power, King Hammurabi
wrote down a code of laws, first time in history
they became the world’s most powerful city
they ruled for 400 years

first humans civilized
known as “The Fertile Crescent”
where humans learned to write
built government, agriculture
religion, and city lives
Invented the sail and wheel
irrigation for planting when seasons dry

Mesopotamia
where humans first civilized
Mesopotamia
built governments and learned to write
Mesopotamia
5,000 years before common times
Mesopotamia
Mesopotamia

Original recording date: September 2017