Lyrics - Maori

(Maori folk song)

Hoea rä te waka nei.
Hoea, hoea ki te pae
Ma te poi e karawhiu
E rähui i te pai.

English Translation

Paddle this canoe (support those in combat)
Paddle, paddle to the horizon (to the war’s end)
May the beat of the poi (our fundraising concert)
keep up the morale (of both us and our boys) (source)

See also


  • Song with chords (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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