Since the day I saw you
I have loved you,
Your culture and rich tradition
I bowed to.
You have carried me with your love,
From day one to eleven, my beloved;
“Mother Ethiopia” I called you,
Home of Lucy, and animals like Kangaroo
Day by day you get more beautiful,
Just like your people and view.
I will see you soon,
That I promise you;
But till that day, I will say,
Mother Ethiopia, My Ethiopia I love you.