ʻOku Tau Tō ʻa e Tenga

Lyrics

  1. 1. ʻOku tau tō ʻa e tenga
    ʻa ia ʻoku ʻaongá.
    Naʻe tō ʻa e niʻihi,
    Tō ʻi he veʻehalá.
    Pea haʻu ʻa e fanga manu,
    ʻO nau kai ʻo ʻosi,
    Pea ngata hono ʻaonga
    ʻi he potu mamahi.
  2. 2. Mokulu ʻa e niʻihi
    ʻi he potu fefeká.
    Naʻe siʻi ʻa e kelekele,
    Pea tupu leva ia.
    Naʻe ulo mai e laʻaá,
    Peá ne vela aí.
    Koeʻuhi naʻe ʻikai
    ʻilo ai hano aka.
  3. 3. Mokulu ʻa e niʻihi
    tō ʻi he talatalá.
    Pea tupu leva ia ʻo
    Fakakāsia ia.
    ʻE ʻikai ʻaupito ʻaonga
    Kiate kitautolu.
    ʻA e ngāue ʻa e ʻOtua
    pe ko e Siasi tapu.
  4. 4. Ka naʻe tō ha niʻihi
    ki he feituʻu leleí.
    Pea tupu ai ʻa e fua,
    Pea tuʻu maʻu pē ia.
    ʻO ʻikai ʻi māmani
    Ha meʻa ke ne taʻofi.
    ʻA kitautolu mei he
    Puleʻanga hēvaní.
  5. Fakaleá: ʻOku ʻikai ʻilo pe ko e faʻu ʻa hai., Pure Diamonds, Cleveland, 1872
    Fakatuʻungafasí: Henry A. Tuckett, 1852–1918