He was born in Thanh province
His maternal hometown is in Thai Binh
His wife lives in Ha Noi
He, the husband, serves in the Army.

Like a floating boat
Today he's here, tomorrow he'll be there
If he can find a good place or a calm seashore
He will come, drop the anchor, and stay

All of people in three places love him
All of people in four places don't want him to go
At this boat station, who say farewell to him?
On that seashore, who say welcome to him?

The sea has been in a hubbub for its whole life
And he, a boat, keeps rolling on the waves for his whole life too…

( Dịch ngày 24/2/2008)