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Welcome, welcome that ennobles
the people of Kalashnikov and the jambiya,
the people of the German and British rifles;

    Welcome that fills the capital
and every tranquil place
and irrigates the green land;

    Welcome, like the welcome of the rain
that fills Yemen's villages and towns
O tribe, you who stab in the vein

    O Uncle Salih, welcome
as many times as the morning breezes blow
and the cool wind stirs.

    A North Yemeni Tribal Poem by Mohammad al-Gharsi