Cajamarca

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At Cajamarca, upon high Incan plain

came Pizarro from his Lord in Spain

His advantage came with surprise

even more from deceitful lies

of a mighty King, divine and just

and salvation for Atahuallpa’s trust

The Incas numbered eighty-thousand strong

Still the Spaniards did not take long

In numbers fewer than ten score

they charged ahead and into war

Atahuallpa’s capture for a ransom hold

Spill their blood and steal their gold

By horse and by sword

With strange god and written word

These strangers came to erase

any memory of their race

Take as they want, no need to ask

then leave their germs to complete the task