A wonderful song by the great John Edmond, telling the story of one of South Africa's greatest men - Commandant General Andries Pretorius. Imagine George Washington, Martin Luther King, and Benjamin Franklin combined into one man, and that is what Pretorius was like. A great general and statesmen who never stopped fighting for his people to be free.
It is inspired by the real dying words of Christina Pretorius, where she told her husband, Andries, who had been asked to lead the Boers in a fight against Britain so that they could be free, "Go, Andries, go, your countrymen need you. For me, there is now no more you can do." As far as I can tell, the next part ("I have always been your ever-loving wife. You can give me love, but you can't give me life.") appears to be John Edmond's poetic license.
Go, Andries, go...