Now up and now down glides our canoe
Onward to Waiariki,*
See, see how the waves part from her prow,
Singing to maunawa.

*The Waiariki is a sub-tribe that have connections at Whangaruru which is on the eastern part of the Taitokerau, New Zealand.” (source)

To reinforce the feeling of meter in 3, students stand around and hold the edges of a parachute (or queen/king-sized sheet). Students lift and lower the parachute on the dotted half note beat. Variation, half of the class lifts while the other half of the class lowers the parachute to emulate waves.

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Extras for Plus Members

  • Song with chords (PDF)
  • MIDI file
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