O se vi’i o Lauli’i

(Performed in this clip by Penina o Tiafau.) This is a vi’i, or song of praise, for the Upolu village of Lauli’i.

O laulii o si o’u nuu moni
e liliu ai lo’u taofi
i le agi malu
le sau o lo’u nu’u

tafaoga o teine ma tama i luga o le moli o le ava
oso le fetu ao o samoa foi ua ao
le masina ua vaai ai i luga o mauga
ae nofo a’u i laulii mo a’u mafaufauga
ae ou te lei faagaloina o la’u pele tasi mai tutuila
le la o samoa e pupula mai le atoatoa

o tama o le ava e a’asa
ma oe ne’i sa’e lou vaa i le agi o le la’i
o vaopunilematagi
le lalolagi ua fefulifulia’i
talu ai oe le tamaitai
ma oe le’i maua
le tama o le ma’umaga

Tali: le masina ua vaaia i luga o mauga
ae nofo a’u i laulii mo o’u mafaufauga
ou te lei faagaloina o la’u pele tasi mai tutuila
o le la o samoa e pupula mai le atoatoa

i lau pula pua ua tafea
amuia se tasi e avea
ou te fia iloaina
oe a tatau ia ita
ae ou te le’i masalosalo
e tu’u lea i lo’u finagalo
o fetu o le lagi ia te ia ma iai sou tali

Tali: le masina ua vaaia i luga o mauga
ae nofo a’u i laulii mo o’u mafaufauga
ou te lei faagaloina o la’u pele tasi mai tutuila
o le la o samoa e pupula mai le atoatoa

Tali: le masina ua vaaia i luga o mauga
ae nofo a’u i laulii mo o’u mafaufauga
ou te lei faagaloina o la’u pele tasi mai tutuila
o le la o samoa e pupula mai le atoatoa


written by Malia and Alapati, co-written by Taotofi Tuipala of Tafananai, submitted by Maosi; side note: this song was rewritten also as a vi’i for Nu’uuli also although it makes no sense when there is no moli o le ava in Nu’uuli

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