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  1. Mau Piailug

From the recording Haoloto

This song was a pleasure to write as Mau and the Polynesian Voyaging Society are legends in their own time. The awesome work they did in reviving traditional navigation brought great pride to our Pacificpeople - Opetaia

Lyrics

MAU PIAILUG Lyrics & Musics - Opetaia Foa'i




ke malamalama i te gaganao te moana
Maua Poto kae kehe itu kaigaKikila kite LalolagiKe iloa aualaManatua na peheHau mai AnamuaFakaholo Tamana ki TamaKi koe ako tatou uma
E te leo mai anamuamai tupuga mo tatoue kua maua te malamalamaleo o tupuga
Momoli na aloha kia koete afi na kamata e koee he mafai toe galoholo mai agagate mamalu o tupugatoe manatua aitatou uma
E paku ko te la kua tofu ki lalofakatu na mataona fetufakatu
Galuega na fai neitaua mo tatou neike puipuiga
Te tagata tenae malamalamate tagata tenate aloha teneite tagata tenae iei te gaganate tagata tenatuku mai tenei

He hails from the land of the SunTaught from an early ageMany hands guide himTo understandThe Language of the SeaWith knowledge he findsAbilities of another kindEvery sign has a messageTells of whats to comeHe still chants to rememberThat’s the way of long agoHow it passes onFrom father to sonNow you pass it onFor everyoneIts the voice of long agoFrom the ancestors to usWe now understandThe voice of the AncestorsWith love and respectThe fire that you litWill never go outThe spirit of the AncestorsHave honoured usThey have come home to restWe remember againAnd when the sun falls belowSmall eyes openThe stars take overThey stand upThis work that is doneSo precious to all of usWe must protect itThis one understandsThis one has given us a giftThis one has the languageThis one has returned it to us


 
 



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