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  1. Sei ma le losa

From the recording Nukukehe

In memory of David McTaggart, (founder of Greenpeace),for his invaluable contribution to the Pacific in his stand against nuclear testing and other environmental issues . When asked in an interview why he did what he did in spite of continual harrassment and beatings by police etc. He replied "I am doing it for our children's children".
 
Verse Tokelau languageChorus Samoan language

Lyrics

SEI MA LE LOSA (This flower and this rose)Opetaia Foa'i Lyrics, Opetaia Foa'i & Malcolm Smith music




Fakalogologo i te talaFakalavelave ai tou huhugaFakateki au ma te fanoanoaKua galo atu te tamatoa
Kua galo atu ai ma te avanoaE fakafetai atu ai auKavatu ai na alofaaga ieneimai na tino o te Pasifika
Tagi tagi kiteFakalavelave
Sei ma le losaMo oe mai i le PasifikaSei ma le losaO le matou alofa lena
Maimau kana fetaui ki tauaLahi na kupu e fia talanoa ki eiKavatu te saluteMa talitonu maiE manatua lava koeE tupulaga oku fanau
Sei ma le losaMo oe mai i le PasifikaSei ma le losaO le matou alofa lena


I heard on the news tonightAn accident took your lifeI felt sadness quickly fallFor we have lost a true warrior
Gone is the chanceTo thank you for what you¹ve doneSo I¹m sending you love and respectFrom the people of the Pacific
Mourning this sad loss
This flower and this roseFor you from the PacificThis flower and this roseOur gesture of respect and love
I¹m sorry we never got to meetSo many things I would have saidInstead I salute you and be assuredThat my children¹s childrenWill remember you
This flower and this roseFor you from the PacificThis flower and this roseOur gesture of respect and love



 
 



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