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AND IM PROUD TO BE A SUMERIAN

WHERE AT LEAST I KNOW I’M FREE

TO SELL MY COPPER AT DISCOUNT PRICE

AND IGNORE COMPLAINTS TO ME

@kate and I'll proudly smelt ore
Inexpertly, but make them pay the same

taking this extremely good and funny joke a bit too seriously 

@kate this behavior literally contributed to the collapse of the Sumerian civilization and I think that's neat

@kate I hope you don't mind, but I just gleefully tossed a link to this post into the '"random" channel of our slack instance at New York University's Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, where it is already acquiring boosterish emoji.

And, I'd like to say personally, that I have never seen a better use of that only-good-for-parody-and-derision song.

Thank you! Thank you!

@kate I love it when a deep-cut reference is honestly millennia deep.

@kate This just came across my feed and it’s just…so beautiful. *wipes away tear*

@kate anazing. I was singing this deliriously giggly last night as fireworks boomed for several hours. Helped get me through it.

Also, husband started some alternative lyrics/second chorus:

PROUD TO BE A SUMERIAN

WHERE AT LEAST I KNOW I’M FREE

UNTIL I’M CONQUERED BY THE AKKADIANS

BUT FLAT BREAD WILL ALWAYS BE

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