Verse 1
From the Nile to the Sahara
Across the forests of Congo
Remember how you helped walk home free
From the Pyramids to the Table Mountain
Our children rose from dust
The past is past and what was lost is in house

Winds of change on Africa-away
The spirit- of peace came like rain
From equal rights, and justice now comes grace
We love you, We love you

Chorus
Mzee Mandela
Son Of Africa
This Is a Song For You
Umkhonto We Sizwe
Nelson Mandela
Utata Madiba
Siyabonga Kakhulu Obaba
Interlude Yimba nawe x

Verse 2
From the Everest to Rwenzori
And the Taj Mahal they know your name
Because you fought for bread and salt for all
From Niagara ni-ah-gruh to Himalaya
Across the Great Wall of China
Freedom spread from Sydney to the Victoria Falls

There were days when we couldn't speak
In our homes dreams were destroyed
Now we raise our flags and nations (sing-x)
This song, of victory on our side

Repeat Chorus
Interlude Yimba nawe x

Interlude

You walked- that long road to freedom
Saw the Sun beyond the dusk
It wasn't easy but you prayed
We remember, We remember

Mzee Mandela (Mzee Mandela)x4

Repeat main chorus

Interlude Yimba nawe x
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