Narrow brick roads of Bangladesh
Worn by the feet of patient poor and oxen
Narrow brick road to the Brahmaputra
Lakshmi oh Lakshmi shower us with gold

Mighty rivers majestically flowing
Life on rivers so vital and verdant
Rice green shooting fast growing and feeding
Lakshmi oh Lakshmi shower us with gold

Narrow brick road and narrow gauge railway
Saris rainbow hued and a glimmer with gold
Coy drawing of veil o’er chin and laughing mouth
Lakshmi oh Lakshmi shower us with gold

Thou God all seeing and all knowing
Who looks down on green Bangladesh
Pray to Him that life a poor blind Bangla
May hold some brightness in the grey years

Narrow brick road to the mighty Jamuna
Set in herringbone pattern for all time
Trodden by feet of poor rickshaw wallahs
Lakshmi oh Lakshmi shower them with gold.

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