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  1. Loimata e maligi

From the recording Nukukehe

In memory of the 19 young girls who lost their lives when a fire broke out in the Motufoua boarding school on the Island of Vaitupu, Tuvalu in 2000
Tuvalu language

Lyrics

LOIMATA E MALIGI (Let the tears fall down)Opetaia Foa'i




Loimata e maligiToku loto fanoanoaKo galo atuA fakapelepele
Omai te fakamafanafanagaSolo te mae teneiKo galo atuNa tamafine
Faigata fakamalamalamaTino gafulu ma te toko ivaAve ai te lumanaiA te atunuku
Loimata e maligiToku loto fanoanoaKo galo atuA fakapelepele


Let the tears fall downMy heart is filled with sorrowFor we have lostMany loved ones
Let the healing flow over meand wash this pain awayFor we have lostMany of our young women
It¹s hard to understandThat 19 lives were takenAnd along with itThe future of a small nation
Let the tears fall downMy heart is filled with sorrowFor we have lostMany loved ones
 



 
 



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