Masi Samoa – a love song to Samoan food – was composed and first performed in the 1960s by this group of old school LDS missionaries to Samoa. Today, it’s been covered by several other bands, most notably Jamoa Jam, and still remains a party favourite. 

Masi, masi Samoa
Masi, masi Samoa
Fa’alifu fa’i
Masi, masi Samoa

Atoa masi Samoa
fa’alifu fa’i
Atoa ma pilikaki, too

I le taimi na sa ou sau mai Amerika
(Masi, masi Samoa)
Tele mea lelei sa le’i iloa e ta’ita
(Masi, masi Samoa)
A ina ua taunuu mai le malaga
(Fa’alifu fa’i)
sa fai loa lea se matou taumafataga
(Masi, masi Samoa)

Atoa masi Samoa
fa’alifu fa’i
Atoa ma pilikaki, too

Ua leva ona nofo a’u i Samoa
(Masi, masi Samoa)
Ua ai tele talo, ta’amu ma moa
(Masi, masi Samoa)
Tele mea manaia e i lo tatou atunu’u
(Fa’alifu fa’i)
Ae peita’i masi Samoa e le mafai ona tu’u
(Masi, masi Samoa)

Atoa masi Samoa
fa’alifu fa’i
Atoa ma pilikaki, too

E le mafai ona galo i lo’u mafafau
(Masi, masi Samoa)
Le aina o le palusami ma lu’au
(Masi, masi Samoa)
Tofo loa i le sea ma le ofu gau
(Fa’alifu fa’i)
Ma le fia ai so’o o nei faife’au
(Masi, masi Samoa)

Atoa masi Samoa
fa’alifu fa’i
Atoa ma pilikaki, too

A o’o mai le taimi ou te toe fo’i atu
(Masi, masi Samoa)
Tagata o lo’u nu’u ou te fia avatu
(Masi, masi Samoa)
Mea’ai Samoa, o lo’u atunu’u pele
(Fa’alifu fa’i)
Koko, talo, ufi, fa’aausi ma le fe’e
(Masi, masi Samoa)

Atoa masi Samoa
fa’alifu fa’i
Atoa ma pilikaki, too

Masi, masi Samoa
Masi, masi Samoa
Fa’alifu fa’i
Masi, masi Samoa

Atoa masi Samoa
fa’alifu fa’i
Atoa ma pilikaki, too

Jamoa Jam Version

Masi, masi Samoa
(Shooo bop bop!)
Fa’alifu fa’i
(Shooo bop bop!)
Masi, masi Samoa
(Shooo bop bop!)

Atoa masi Samoa
fa’alifu fa’i
Atoa ma pilikaki, too

Summer breeze for those in love
(Shooo bop bop!)
Music plays until you hear that song
(Shooo bop bop!)
I said, homeboys jamming to the tune of swing

Jamoa Jam’s gonna do that thing
Jamoa shoobeedoowop!

Masi, masi Samoa
(Shooo bop bop!)
Fa’alifu fa’i
(Shooo bop bop!)
Masi, masi Samoa
(Shooo bop bop!)

Atoa masi Samoa
fa’alifu fa’i
Atoa ma pilikaki, too

Boys keep rocking on a Samoana soul
(Oooooohh)
Rhythms up because the boys all know
(Shooo bop bop!)
Island fever …?
(Oooooohh)
Jamoa knows why all the girls are warm
cause Jamoa knows how to rock
(Ti ti ti taahh)

Masi, masi Samoa
(Shooo bop bop!)
Fa’alifu fa’i
(Shooo bop bop!)
Masi, masi Samoa
(Shooo bop bop!)

Atoa masi Samoa
fa’alifu fa’i
Atoa ma pilikaki, too

Masi, masi Samoa
(Shooo bop bop!)
Fa’alifu fa’i
(Shooo bop bop!)
Masi, masi Samoa
(Shooo bop bop!)

Atoa masi Samoa
fa’alifu fa’i
Atoa ma pilikaki, too

Ooooohhhhhh!

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Most of the lyrics on this site were submitted by fans of Samoan music, so the words might not be entirely correct… and we may not know who originally composed the song.

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2 Comments

  1. hamogeekgirl

    I couldn’t get some of the English words in the Jamoa Jam version lol.. If anyone can help, please tell us what those boys are saying 🙂

    Thank you!

    Reply
    • Tiafau Douglas Creevey

      A o’o mai le taimi ou te toe fo’i atu
      (Masi, masi Samoa)
      Tagata o lo’u nu’u ou te fia avatu

      I believe the second line should be:
      “I Kanata lo’u nuu ou te fia avatu”
      (Listen to youtube video)

      Lead vocal Randy Broadhead was from Canada

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