Tali maia

Anivas, Pati | 34 comments

Something is weighing heavily on this poet’s mind. Has his true love changed her mind about him? Why won’t she say something?

Tali maia o ‘oe lo’u au
Sei fa’amalu ai lo’u mafaufau
Fa’amalu ai fo’i lou tu’inanau
Ma lo’u tauanau

Sa fai ‘oe ma a’u uo
O ananafi fo’i ma le aso
Nai ou uiga fa’amaualalo
‘E le fa’agalo

{ CHORUS }

Afai ‘e te le fiafia
Alofa ma taumafai
afai fo’i e leai
Pele ‘ea se’i tali mai

Ua ave pea oe ‘i lou agaga
O ‘oe fuga fai ma a’u agasala
Pe o se avega ‘ua mamafa
‘I lo’u nei olaga

Answer me oh my love
Just what sin have I been guilty of
Tell me how I came to lose your love
Please answer me… my love
You were mine yesterday
I believe that love was here to stay
Won’t you tell me where I’ve gone astray
Please answer me… my love

Ua ave pea oe i lo’u agaga
‘O ‘oe fuga fai ma a’u agasala
Pe o se avega ‘ua mamafa
I lo’u nei olaga

Pe o se avega ua mamafa
I lo’u nei olaga

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34 Comments

  1. nika

    kua seki a le pese lea…..

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  2. indira

    i learned to love samoan songs from my hubby (matt)

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  3. Taimane

    i love this song.It is very beautiful And i love singing it ! pacfic soul sang this song very nice,also.the harmony is tha best.lol.

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  4. nisha

    i love dis song so much remeber samoan people all da time
    love dis song so much hahahahahahahahahaha magaia le lyrics lea xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxfiafia ai kele a’u le pese lea

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  5. Denielle :)

    agreed, manaia i le pese!
    haha ^___^

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  6. tasi

    ALOFA TAGATAS??????????????:::::::::::::::)))))))))))))))))
    FIAFIA TELE ILE PESE LEA IM LOVIN DIS SONG SO MUJ

    DIS SONG GOES OUT TEW MEHHHHH NHD MAI BABES PESA
    LOVE HYMMMMMMMMM SOOOOOOOOOOO MUJJJJJJJJJJJ.
    LOVE U EVERI1 WHU READS DIS NHD YEAH EMAIL MEH AHT

    tasi_mika@rocketmail.com plz hahahahahahah joxessssszzzzzzzzz

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  7. yolanda

    dis song remind me of my baby boy if u ever sing dis song den u hve to remember dat ur loving by sumone else>:)

    this song means alot to me ive been wid mah an for two years now so im loving dis song forever but mah heart is for mah my man
    love you

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  8. LiL miSS NesiAN

    luv this song soooo muj!!!!!!! meh and meh kuzns always harmonize to this hit:)

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  9. Aveiao

    O.M.G! I LOVE THIS SONG SOOOOOO MUCH! AND I CANT EVEN STOP SINGING THIS SONG! O.M.G!~lOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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  10. lia

    i love this song so much!

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  11. lee da glee

    i love this song to death

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  12. ofaaofo

    OMG I LOVE THIS SONG I CAN SIGN IT ALDAY WITH OUT GETTING BORED

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  13. taiamoni

    i luuuuuuvvv this song, thank u for posting the lyrics, im tongan and dont understand the meaning but this song iz da bomb, i cant stop singing it…lol..with my terrible voice 🙂

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  14. Eirenei

    love this song. so meaningful and inspired by samoan love. 🙂

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  15. SONNY TUITA'U

    THIS IS A VERY BEAUTIFUL AND MEANINGFUL SONG

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  16. Maluhia

    Aloha wau ia mele!! (: I love this song! I really want to know the translation): is the english part the translation of the whole song, part of it or just a whole separate english part??? I would really appreciate the translation of this song(: Mahalo

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  17. mike

    Ko’u Nani Anela Alofa iA TE Oi

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  18. rosalina

    sole magaia kele le pese lea,,pei a o lae ou ke i kokogu o samoa pe a ou faalogo i le pese lea “tali maia”,,love this song,dedicate this song to all the heartbreakers and the desperater!,,heheheh,,o upu ga a keige mai gei..=)

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  19. shawty

    i lo0ve dis song…..does anyone have chords for dis song??????:)<3

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  20. pisah

    sup GEE…..really like the song
    mean words….!

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  21. stauz.,

    HOWZES!!!! BEST SONG EVEEEEER!!!!!!

    lolz…. mahn i everytime i get home i alwaes ka this song in my poku mahn., or else wen i get home my brother s already playing iht.,

    – shot PATI., loveing all the songs yue write.,

    yue got some talent thez brother.,
    – yur natural…..

    ., SEKI A OE BRADA., LOLZ.

    GOD BLESS

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  22. go viking

    i love this song so much…..because its makes me falling in love to someone……shake it my head

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  23. that one black guy..

    well.. im not samoan, but i do love this song. i got alot of respect for the samoan people and their culture. im not ashamed to be black but i gotta give props to where they belong. i think ima do a cover of this….

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  24. PALP :)

    oi oi oi 🙂 ILOVE ths song it brings up all th memories 😀
    like ohmygoshh broo 😀 xxx
    LOVE me me me me me me 🙂 xxx

    PALP was here 26/3/12 at 2:47PM xx

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  25. Shawn

    To Maluhia: This is actually called Answer Me, My Love, sung by the late Nat King Cole . So I’m sorry I don’t know the Samoan translation, but I do know that it’s probably a little different from the original lyrics. I’d like to have the translation too. 😀 But a very beautiful song.. I used to do this song with a very good friend of mine, Sakiusa Bulicokocoko, whose keyboard player sang this beautifully!.

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  26. tamauluvale

    I too love/enjoy this song… We gota thank Nat King Cole for writing this song!!!! #RIP Anyway cheeehuuuuu

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  27. Angelica

    Ma kua day dream a a’u I le pese lea

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  28. Maya

    can I have the notes on the ukulele for this song tali maia. there is no notes on the you tube thank you!

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  29. Caroline Mauga

    I am in love with this song its my favorite Samoan song…….lol

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  30. Emily William

    This song is the best song eva……I love it so so so so so much its the best…wish i have notes for it on the piano….lmao

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  31. Ne'igalomeatiga Faamoana

    D A
    Answer me, oh, my love;

    G Gm D
    Just what sin have I been guilty of?

    G6 D
    Tell me how I came to lose your love,

    Fdim Em7 A7 D
    Please answer me, my love.

    D A
    You were mine yesterday;

    G Gm D
    I believed that love was here to stay.

    G6 D
    Won’t you tell me where I’ve gone astray?

    Fdim Em7 A7-5 D
    Please answer me, my love.

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