Lyrics

(Tahitian folk song)

A ho’e, a ho’e, A ho’e i te va’a
A ho’e, a ho’e, A ho’e  te va’a
A rave-a mau i te ho ‘e
A ho ‘e i te va’a
Na ni ‘a i te no a na
A ho’e i te va’a

English Translation - Paddle

Paddle, paddle, paddle the canoe,
Paddle, paddle, paddle the canoe,
… paddle,
Paddle the canoe,

Paddle the canoe

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2 thoughts on “A Ho’e”

  1. In ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi, hoe (no okina) means “to paddle”. Many polynesian languages are similar because of the similar origins of the people. “A hoe i te vaʻa”, or “E hoe i ka waʻa”, means “paddle the canoe”. Maybe this helps a bit.

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