Pokarekare Ana
1917
nzParaire Tomoana
CFG7
3 chords used in this song
C
Pōkarekare Cana
F
ngā wai o WaiFapu
G7
Whiti atu koe G7hine
C
marino ana Ce
F
E hine Fe
C
hoki mai Cra
G7
Ka mate aG7hau
C
I te aroha Ce
C
Tuhituhi taku Creta
F
tuku atu taku Frīngi
G7
Kia kite tō G7iwi
C
raru raru ana Ce
F
E hine Fe
C
hoki mai Cra
G7
Ka mate aG7hau
C
I te aroha Ce
C
E kore te Caroha
F
e maroke i te F
G7
Mākūkū G7tonu
C
aku roimata Ce
F
E hine Fe
C
hoki mai Cra
G7
Ka mate aG7hau
C
I te aroha Ce
English Translation
They are agitated
the waters of Waiapu
But when you cross over girl
they will be calm
Oh girl
return to me
I could die
of love for you
I have written my letter
I have sent my ring
so that your people can see
that I am troubled
Oh girl
return to me
I could die
of love for you
My love will never
be dried by the sun
It will be forever moistened
by my tears
Oh girl
return to me
I could die
of love for you
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§Maori Group[ G# ]
§Kiri Te Kanawa and the Abbey Road Ensemble[ C ]
St Joseph's Maori Girls[ A ]
Musical Island Boys[ G# ]