First came voice
Then came drum
Together, under the African sun
And their child was the dance
And the people sang a song of thanks

Yelelele yelelele Asante

Song for their work
Song for their play
Song to keep all bad spirits away
For the mother giving birth
For the old ones living under the earth

Yelelele yelelele Asante

Well they says those days are gone
But the rhythm forever and ever lives on
In our hearts and in our minds
Calling us home
From a far away time