To Aroha

Na Tuini Ngawai (1960)
Sung to the Jim Reeves hit song "He'll Have to Go"

 
Tō aroha he karere ki te ao.
Puritia ko ngā kaupapa kia mau.
Ngā tamariki toa, kei te rangi e,
E haere ana e, taukiri e!
 
Horohia e Matariki
ki te Whenua
Te māra-matanga mo te motu e
Kia tipu he puawai honore
Mo te pani, mō te rawakore e
 
Whakamau ko taku titiro
Te rerenga o te rā.
Tau ana te ahuru e
ki te manawa
 
Horohia e Matariki
ki te Whenua
Te māra-matanga mo te motu e
Kia tipu he puawai honore
Mo te pani, mō te rawakore e
Mo te rawakore e