Lyrics - Tahitian

(Tahitian folk song)

No roto ‘oe i te miti
Mā’a oe na te fe’e
Amuhia ‘oe te fe’e.

‘Anapanapa mai
Te ‘oe ‘apu iti e.

English Translation – Shellfish

You live in the sea
You are the octopus’s dinner
You are eaten by the octopus.

Your brightness,
Your shell.


Formation: Students sit in a circle with one student (“It”) in the middle (who represents a wave).

While singing, students pass a shell or scarf around the circle.

For simplicity, only sing the last two lines: ‘Anapanapa mai…

See also


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

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