Enta Masry
Lyrics Nancy Ajram

English translation:

If I asked you if you were Egyptian what would you say?
Tell me yes I'm Egyptian son of an Egyptian
And God be with the sons of Egypt

Say it with the loudest voice and raise your heads up high
I am Egyptian and my father is Egyptian
With my dark skin, my color is Egyptian
With my light-heartedness, I am Eygptian
And God be with every Egyptian

Our anscestors are were kings and this is something in their nature
And I adore them and I want their love
I drank from her Nile, Egypt (this metaphorical, and is a common expression in Egypt, NOT to be taking or done literally)
And I said I'll sing for her a loving and happy song

Oh Lord protect her... Egypt
Oh Lord preserve her... Egypt
Help her
And defend her from all evil

Arabic lyrics:

لو سألتك انت مصرى تقولى ايه ؟؟
تقولى مصرى ابن مصرى
و ابن مصر الله عليه

قولها بأعلى صوت و ارفع راسك لفوق
أنا مصرى و ابويا مصرى
بسمارى و لونى مصرى
و بخفة دمى مصرى
و كل مصرى الله عليه

ملوك الجدعنه و دى حاجه فى طبعهم
و عشقاهم أنا و أتمنى حبهم
شربت من نيلها ..مصر
و قلبى حنلها .. مصر
و قلت أغنلها غنوة محبه و فرح

يارب تحميها ... مصر
يارب خليها ... مصر
انصرها.. علييها
و احميها من كل شر

Song facts

Arabic title: نانسي عجرم - انت مصري؟ / English title: Are you Egyptian?

In early 2006, she the single, "Enta Masry" , timed to coincide with Egypt's hosting and winning of the African Cup of Nations football tournament, taking it by storm. Its video showed Egyptians representing the diversity of the country lip-sync the patriotic lyrics of the song.

Nancy is really sucking up to the Egyptian audience with this one. It came out after she appeared on TV and said that she wanted to name her dog Mohammed or something. Needless to say the song is not very subtle, Nancy Ajram is making an appeal to her largely Egyptian fan base.