Aue kapaku

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Te Vaka
1999
Te Vaka

Story

A log drum interpretation of a traditional chant from the Island of Tokelua usually played with the "puha" (wooden box) and sung by a large group of people while they dance the ‘fatele’

 

Tokelau language

Lyrics

AUE KAPAKU (You're going to fall)
(Arrangement of traditional Tokelauan song)

aue kapaku aue kapaku
e gau te vae e gau te vae e
aue kapaku aue kapaku
e gau te lima e gau te lima
aue kapaku aue kapaku
gau te ua egau te ua
aue kapaku aue
sa hi , sa hi
si si si
aue sa hi , sa hi
si si si
si si si

Oh I'm going to fall x2
Im going to break my leg x2
Oh I'm going to fall x2
Im going to break my arm x2
Oh I'm going to fall x2
I'm going to break my neck x2
Oh I'm going to fall