An excellent example of Samoan history captured in our music. This song is about the unusual citizenship arrangement between Samoa and New Zealand.

Fa’ateia samoa uma

I le sitiseni mo niu sila
To’atele nisi ua tete’e
A’o isi foi ua fiafia tele
Fa’amalo maele’ga
I lau susuga Falema’ilesa
O se samoa mumua oe
Ua fa’amasino i peretania
Le iuga ua tu’uina mai
Aua ne’i toe ‘alo ese ai
Lua valu i le fa iva
O latou na ua sitiseniina

Maratuli o le a le uiga
Tulafono ua fa’aofiina
Ua avea le porotokoro
Ma fa’avae o lenei tulafono
To’atele ua saitiaina
E tatau ona fa’amalieina
Ae tu’u ai pea ia
O faiga fa’apolokiki e le manuia

Tatou mua ia mua o
I faiga uma na fa’aporotokoro
E muamua na fa’amalie le minisita o le vaomalo

Ua ou sagisagi fiafia
I le malaga a le ali’i palemia
Maratuni ua fesiligia
I se faaiuga mai Peretania
Oka oka ou te maasiasi
Ua palafu tatou e papalagi
Le aveai ua fa’anatinati
Saini o le feagaiga ne’i misi o le pasi

Tiga lo’u mafaufau
Le au ova siteia ua su’e ta’ifau
Tu’u atu i le palemene
Pe o le finagalo lea o le silisiliese

Tagiilima ua tula’i mai
O Tupuola Efi ua ta’ita’i ai
Sona finagalo ua fa’aalia
E lagolagoina e alii loia
Avatu nei le fa’asea
E tete’e ai ia niu sila
Lua valu i le fa iva
E tatau lava ona sitiseniina

Ha ha ha ha hi hi
E le fia avea a’u ma se kiwi
E sili lava lo’u atunu’u
Le miki elegi lava ma le umu ulu

Ha ha ha ha hi hi
E le fia avea a’u ma se kiwi
E sili lava lo’u atunu’u
Le miki elegi lava ma le umu ulu

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1 Comment

  1. john

    hahahahahaha seki a le pese lea, aua le fia kiwi sili a le miki ma le elegi

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