She sailed away on a bright and sunny day,
In a boat floating down the Nile.
An Egyptian queen, her eye makeup was pristine,
Lines of black in dramatic style.
“My secret, you know, is a substance we call kohl,
Made from antimony sulfide.
This makeup isn’t new, Cleopatra used it too,
To keep Marc Antony by her side.”
Based on Crocodile Song
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Written by Alice Baxter