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E Te Hokowhitu a Tū

C
E te Hokowhitu a Tū kia kaha rā
C
Kāti rā te hingahinga ki raro rā
F
Mā ngā whaka aro kei runga rawa
C
Hei arahi ki te ara e tika ai
G7
Whirinaki, whirinaki tātou katoa
C
Kia kotahi rā
 
C
Ngā marae e tū noa nei
C
Ngā maunga e tū noa nei
F
Aue! rā e tama mā
C
Te mamae te pouri nui
G G7
E patu nei i ahau inā
 
C
Ngārimu aue
G C
Anei ōu mokopuna e
F G
E tu atu nei
G
A hi au i aue

Oh brave band of Tū be strong 
Do not let yourselves be struck down 
Let your thoughts be always heavenwards 
to guide you along the path that is the proper one 
Depend, depend each upon the other 
 
Lonely stands our marae and 
lonely stands our mountains, 
ah! for you, our sons, 
pain and deep sadness 
beats so deep within me. 
and stand together as one. 
 
Ngārimu loved one 
everyone here is 
lamenting your death. 

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Category: Waiata

Created 2022 Dec 02 18:31

This is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the song. You may only use this for private study, scholarship, or research.

tahi Page last modified on 2022 Dec 04 04:55

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