Tala ʻe he Folofola

Lyrics

  1. 1. Tala ʻe he folofolá,
    ʻI he tohi tapú,
    Ka ʻikai haʻaku ʻofa,
    Kovi ʻete lotú,
  2. Ko e lea ʻofa,
    Hā mei he ʻOtua,
    Hono ʻikai mālie mai,
    Ko e ngaahi lea ofá.
  3. 2. Ke te ʻofa he ʻOtuá,
    ʻAki hoto lotó,
    Mo e ʻatamai kotoa,
    Ko e fekau iá,
  4. Ko e lea ʻofa,
    Hā mei he ʻOtua,
    Hono ʻikai mālie mai,
    Ko e ngaahi lea ofá.
  5. 3. ʻOfa ki ho kaungāʻapí,
    Hangē pē ko koé,
    ʻOfa ki ho ngaahi fili,
    ʻOua naʻa tuē,
  6. Ko e lea ʻofa,
    Hā mei he ʻOtua,
    Hono ʻikai mālie mai,
    Ko e ngaahi lea ofá.
  7. 4. ʻA e kātaki fuoloa
    Mo e ʻamanakí,
    Ko e fua ʻo e ʻofá
    Lau ai mo e tuí
  8. Ko e lea ʻofa,
    Hā mei he ʻOtua,
    Hono ʻikai mālie mai,
    Ko e ngaahi lea ofá.
  9. 5. Ko e koloa haohaoá
    ʻOku masani iá
    Maʻu ʻa e folofolá
    Pea fai ki ai.
  10. Ko e lea ʻofa,
    Hā mei he ʻOtua,
    Hono ʻikai mālie mai,
    Ko e ngaahi lea ofá.
  11. Fakaleá: Joseph L. Townsend, 1849–1942
    Fakatuʻungafasí: Edwin F. Parry, 1950–1935