Nofo i Salafai Lou Motu

Penina o Tiafau, Traditional | 1 comment

(Penina o Ti’afau version)

Nofo i Salafai lo’u motu
Tepa i le Tuasivi o Upolu
Pei ou te iloa atu
e lo’u la’au lea o le nonu
A e o le la’au e suamalie
pei o le suka mai Sili e
O lo’o tupu ane i Apia
i talane o le falema’i e

TALI:
Se my Darling, tofa oe
Tini i le oti e le galo e
E le galo lau amio fa’afiu loto e
Ou te manatua lau masanai
E tele i le fa’amatagitagi
Tofa oe, Dear, la’u pele e to’atasi

A e ta’alo ane i se kirikiti
Pei oe o se moamoa Fiti
i lau mulumu mo’emo’e
ma si au fa’ate’a ta’avili
A e siva mai i se uosi
pei o se moa vili tositosi
malu vaivai, e pei o nei uaea o se telefoni

{ TALI }

Ou te ofo fa’amaga i luga
i lou auvae ma’i mama
Pe le e i ai se fe’au
i si a’u nei pa’aga
Avatu ia lau mea’ai
ma se’i e malolo ai
ma mapu i fanua
a e soia e te fetalai

{ TALI }

Fesaua’i fa’agatama
Tala ua puaina i le ala
Fai mai ua solomua i le teine
e le mana’o i le tama
A e ui i lea, ou te le kea
Pau lava o lo’o ua e tafea
Ua mate le siaki
sa fa’alavelave i le manamea

{ TALA }

This song appears on the Penina o Tiafau album, Music of Samoa, Volume 1. Check it out on Amazon.

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1 Comment

  1. Barbara

    LOVE IT! Love this website 🙂 Thanks!

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