Turou Whakataha

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Turou Whakataha (17th century) 
anonymous
Collected by Sir George Grey 1853

Turou whakataha,
te rangi e tu iho nei,

E kanga ki te whetu,
E kanga ki te marama,
E kanga ki te ra,
E kanga ki te rangi,
E kanga ki a Papa-tu-a-Nuku,
E kanga ki a Whatitiri-matakataka,
E kanga ki a Puaorangi,
E kanga ki a Atutahi-marehua,

Turou whakataha
te rangi e tu iho nei.
 
Kuruki,
Kuruki o atua,
Kuruki o tapu,
Kuruki o makutu,
Kuruki o whaiwhaia,
Kuruki o kanakana,
Kuruki o raweoi,
Kuruki whakataha,

Tō upoko ’pokokohua,
Kainga reka,
Ma raro mai koe i taku tou,

Ma runga atu au i tō upoko,
’Pokokohua.


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