O a’u o le Samoa

Aggie Su'a Hewson | 9 comments

A song about a Samoan girl’s(teine Samoa) pride in her culture and how she was brought up.

Amuia ona amata mai ile fa’aSamoa
Po’o a ni suiga o le olaga e le toe leiloa
E amata i aoga faife’au faapea matua
Ole fesili muamua o ai na faia oe tali ole Atua

Chorus:
E, o a’u ole Samoa
E o a’u ole Samoa
E e ui le lago i lo’u fale
Oute le ma e ta’u atu

Amuia ona ou tupu a’e i totonu o Samoa
O nai tagata e fafaga i upu i aso uma e le aunoa
Lo’u ola sa’oloto i totonu o si o’u atunu’u
E le galo i ate a’u la’u tu ma la’u aganu’u

Chorus:
E, o a’u ole Samoa
E o a’u ole Samoa
E e ui le lanu o lo’u pale Samoa
Oute le ma e ta’u atu

Le pa’epa’e o lo’u pa’u
E le tete’e ile fue o a’u
Ma foliga palagi
E le fo’i ai male fusipa’u

Ae se’i futi lo’u ulu
Toe sausau ma po i lo’u gutu
O mea uma na, a le atoa
E le’o oe ose teine Samoa

Chorus:
E, o a’u ole Samoa
E o a’u ole Samoa
E e ui le lanu o lo’u pale Samoa
Oute le ma e ta’u atu

E, amuia lava a’u
E, amuia lava a’u
E, e Samoa lo’u fatu
Oute le ma e ta’u atu
Oute le ma e ta’u atu
Oute le ma e ta’u atu

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9 Comments

  1. Ginny

    i love this song…..i can never forget my Samoan language……i listen to it everytime on my phone…thanks for putting the lyrics up..O AU O LE SAMOA

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    • Vekevekesiki

      Well this song is so beautiful, it touch my heart its remind me when I was little and how my parents treated me, thanks for putting this up to lets samoa young youth they were born overseasto be proud of

  2. Reecie

    I have been searching for these lyrics for YEARS! My Mamma is Samoan and this song captures how she feels about growing up in Samoa. I’m in love with it!!! XO

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  3. Atisa Logo

    I Love the song. I relate. Thank Ms Aggie for capturing the sentiments. I’m Samoa, Happy n Grateful 4 my Samoan heritage (:
    Fa’afetai Tele Lava!!!

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  4. Stellar

    Hi, can anyone provide me an English translation please for each line?
    Thank you.

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    • JJW

      Blessed are they who were raised in the Samoan way
      Whatever changes in life it won’t be erase
      It began in the Pastor’s schooling and parent’s teaching
      The first question whose your Maker the answer was God

      Ei, I am a Samoan
      Ei I am a Samoan
      Ei, in spite of my skin color
      Samoa I’m not ashamed to say

      How blessed I was to growing up in Samoa
      Her people are fed with words every day without fail
      I lived so free inside my beloved country
      I’ll never forget my custom and my culture

      My whitish skin rejected not getting spanking
      My pale face could not avoided the belt
      Pulled my hair a slap coming to my mouth
      All of these things if not complete, you are not a Samoan girl.

      Ei, how blessed I am
      Ei, how blessed I am
      Ei, I’ve a Samoan heart
      I’m not ashame to say
      I’m not ashame to say
      I’m not ashame to say

      The samoa lyrics,

      verse1. line 1. Amu’ia e na amata mai i le Fa’asamoa

      Chorus: line 3 & 4
      E ui le lanu o lo’u pa’u.
      Samoa ou te le ma e ta’u atu.
      (the song is sung by a whitish afakasi samoan. not a dark skin) but I’m must say I’m so proud of her promoting her Samoaness.

      verse 2. line 1. Amu’ia a’u na ou tupu a’e i totonu o Samoa

    • JJW

      Oops! Line for line translation requested

      Blessed are they who began in the Samoan culture
      Whatever changes come in life it will not overide or forget (what they know)
      It started from the pastor’s school and also the parents
      The very first question was whose your Creator the answer was God.

      Yay, I am a Samoan
      Yay, I am a Samoan
      Yay, inspite the color of my skin
      Samoa I’m not ashamed to say it.

      How blessed I am that I grew up in Samoa
      Her people are fed with words daily without fail
      My freedom in living in my own country
      I forget not my custom and my culture.

      The whiteness of my skin would not reject being stricken (discipline)
      My white face would not hold back the belt.
      But pulled my hair and strike coming towards my mouth
      All of these things if they are not complete
      You are not a Samoan girl.

      Yay, how blessed I am
      Yay, how blessed I am
      Yay, I have a Samoan heart
      I’m not ashamed to say it
      I’m not ashamed to say it
      I’m not ashamed to say it

  5. jennL

    Please correct the wording of the lyrics, there are a few that are not accurate and wrong words.

    Reply
    • hamogeekgirl

      Hi JennL … all the lyrics on this site have been contributed by regular people. We’re all helping each other to get the words right, so if you see any errors, please let us know what the correct words are and we’ll change it for you :). Thank you.

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