Me he manu rere.

Spread the love

Today’s waiata is a Me he manu rere.  It is a Māori love song.  Originally collected and recorded at Whakarewarewa in the 1930s by Ernest McKinley.  He was assisted by Guide Maggie Papakura, Sir Peter Buck and Wiremu H. Rangi.

me he manu rereWhakarewarewa group performing an action song- waiata ringaringa.

 

 

 

Me He Manu Rere.

Me he manu rere ahau e.

Kua rere ki to moenga

Ke te awhi tō tinana

Aue Aue!

E te tau tahuri mai.

Kei te moe te tinana

Kei te oho te wairua

Kei te hotu te manawa

Aue Aue!

E te tau tahuri mai.

Haere haere re e hine

Whakarongo i konei

Waiho ahau i muri nei

Tangi hotu hotu ai

Note:  The original never had Aue Aue in the first two verses.

 

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