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  1. Tauasa

From the recording Haoloto

I want to thank my Mother for giving me this story a legend from her island of Nukufetau in Tuvalu.
 

Lyrics

TAUASALyrics & Music - Opetaia Foa'i




Ko tala mai anamuako salalau ite fenuasaele ki motu se tagatatona igoa ko Tauasa
Motulalo te koga avaavaNa matea ai ne ia a tino agagaTukutuku atu tona keteTafatafa e maua ai te fou
Ni isi fili fouNi isi sakasakaTino agaga
Sa puli sa galo tou ilogaKo Salalau i fenuaToku fenua pele o NukufetauFakamatamata mimita ai au
Tele ai aia kite Maneapame ko talatala ne fafinetoe fifili ne latoutena ko iloapoto te faiga o te fou


A story from long agoKnown throughout the landHappened as he was walkingAround the IsletHis name was Tauasa
It was at a passage in MotulaloThat he saw these SpiritsWalking by with his basketHe was able to get a fou
Some were making fouSome were dancingThese Spirits
Always remember this storyKnown throughout the landMy beautiful island of NukufetauSo proud it makes me so proud
He then ran to the meeting houseAsked the women to unravel the fouThen they put it back togetherThat’s how they learntThe making of the fou



 
 



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