King of Martyrs

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Husain, Husain, Husain, Husain

Here I lie, Ya Mawlai
Run to me before I die
Oh my uncle, here's my blood
Come back to me one last time

Husain, Husain, Husain, Husain

I'm a martyr killed for you
Only sacrificed for you
O, uncle, what will you do
When no one remains for you

Husain, Husain, Husain, Husain

O Husain, why the pain
As we die here on this plain
Where's Muhammad, where is Qasim
Soldiers so young have been slain
All your loved ones, you have carried
All your young ones you have buried

Husain, Husain, Husain, Husain

Now you've witnessed all of us
Swear to you by the Qur'an
we will serve you on and on
Husain, Husain, Husain jaan

Husain, Husain, Husain, Husain

Ya Abbas, Ya Abbas
You're the bravest one of us
As you're daring to bring water
They're preparing your slaughter

Oh flag bearer, where's your hand?
Is it bleeding on the sand?
Will Sakina understand?
You fulfilled her last command.

Husain, Husain, Husain, Husain

Now it's done, all is done
Husain, you're the only one
Here comes Shimr with his sword
His shadow blocks the setting sun
Husain....

Is there no soul that will serve you?
Master, angels don't deserve you
Is there no soul that will serve you?
Master, angels don't deserve you

Husain, Husain, Husain, Husain

Husain, who will help you now?
It's not true -- God won't allow
him to kill you. Why and how?
Oh you to whom angels bow --
Oh you to whom angels bow.

Husain, Husain, Husain, Husain.

First deceit, then the heat,
Piercing pan from neck to feet.
Master, all the earth, the heavens
Weep the day of your defeat.

Husain, Husain, Husain, Husain

Near your sister, you are dying;
Here's your mother, she is crying
Near your sister, you are dying;
Here's your mother, she is crying

Husain, Husain, Husain, Husain

Mother, now that death is near
I sense its fragrance, see his tears
It's the Prophet's voice I hear:
"Come back to me, Husain dear;
Come back to me, Husain dear."

Husain, Husain, Husain, Husain

Now you've witnessed all of us
Swear to you by the Qur'an
We will serve you on and on
Husain, Husain, Husain jan
Husain, Husain, Husain jan

Husain!