Oku Tupuga

00:45
Te Vaka
2004
Opetaia Foai

Lyrics

OKU TUPUGA 
Opetaia Foa'i

Aue Ioa He

Aue Aue

Aue Oku Tupuga e

Aue Aue

Aue Oku Tuguga e Taukikila Ioa

Fakahino tatou

Ke hiki ake hiki hiki ake

Tu hako kakai

Tagaloa Tagaloa

Fakatahi ke amo

Te Mauga o Maui e

Tu katoa tu katoa

E Ioa e Ioa

Fakatu katoa

He

My Ancestors

Oh! Ioa (name of god)

Aue Aue (to summon the presence of)

I call on all my ancestors

Aue Aue (to summon the presence of)

I call on all my ancestors

Ever watchful Ioa

We need your guidance

To uplift us as we rise

To stand upright on this land

With Tagaloa (god)

Together we can carry

This mountain of Maui

Stand atogether stand united

Ioa Ioa

We stand united

   

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