Young Herc was mortal now,
But since he did not drink the last drop
He still retained his godlike strength-
So thank his lucky star!
But Zeus and Hera wept
Because their son could never come home.
They'd have to watch their precious baby
Grow up from afar.
Though Hades' horrid
Was hatched before Herc cut his first tooth,
The boy grew stronger ev'ry day
And that's the gospel truth!