Te Tai o Ngamotu

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Te Tai o Ngamotu  (1832) 
anonymous

Tera ia, te tai o Ngamotu,
ka wehe koe i au, e,
He whakamaunga atu, naku,
i te ao ka takawe,
Na runga mai, o te motu,
e tu noa mai ra Koe, ki a au e i

Naku, koe i a waiho,
i taku whenua iti,
Te rokohanga, te taranga i a taua

Ka mihi, mamao au,
ki te iwi ra i a.

E paria, e te tai,
pikitu, pikirere,
Piki, takina mai ra,
te kawa i Muriwhenua.
Te kawea au, te tere:

tena taku manu,
He manu ka oma noa,
Runa ki te whare,
te hau o Matariki.

Ma te whare porutu, u,
Ma te rahi, a ’Ti Awa,
e kautere mai ra,
Ka urupa, taku aroha na-i-a


PD-icon.svg This work was published before January 1, 1927, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.