O le vi’i o le tatau Samoa

Five Stars, Golden Aliis, Traditional | 0 comments

Performed in this clip by The Golden Ali’is, this song comes from a traditional chant about the origins of the Samoan tattoo – tatau.

O le mafuaaga lenei na iloa
I le ta’aga le tatau i Samoa
O le malaga a Fafine e to’alua
na feausi mai fiti i le vasaloloa

Na la aumai ai o le ato au
Ma si a la pese e tutumau
Fai mai e tata o Fafine ae le tata o Tane

O le ala na tata ai Tane
Ona ua sese si a la pese
Taunu’u i gatai o Falealupo
Ua vaaia loa o le faisua ua tele

Totofu loa lea o Fafine
Ma ua sui ai si a la pese
Fai mai e tata o Tane
ae le Tata o Fafine

Silasila i le tama ua ta’atia
Ma le tufuga lea ua amatalia
Talofa ua tagi aueue
ua oteote solo i le Autapulu tele

Sole, sole ia e loto tele
O le ta’aloga faatamatane
e ui lava ina tiga tele
Ae mulimuli ane ua e fefete

O Atunu’u uma o le Pasefika
E sili Samoa le tauta’ua
O le Sogaimiti ua Savalivali mai
Ua Fepulafi mai ana Fa’a’ila
O aso faaifo, faamuli’ali’ao
Faaatualoa, selu, faalaufao
O le sigano faapea faaulutao
Ua ova i le vasa laolao

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submitted by Maosi

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