Tatau Samoa - Samoan Tatau Song


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1.'O le mafua'aga lenei ua iloa
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O le taga o le tatau I Samoa
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Ole Malaga a teine e toalua
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Na fe'ausi mai I Fiti i le vasaloloa

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Na la aumai ai o le ato au
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Ma si a la pese e tutumau
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Fai mai e tata o fafine
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'Ae le tata o tane

2. A o le ala na tata ai o tane
I na ua sese si a la pese
Taunu'u I gatai o Falealupo
'Ua va'aia loa o le fai sua ua tele

Totofu loa lea o fafine,
Ma ua sui ai si a la pese:
Faimai e tata o tane,
'Ae le tata o fafine

3. Silasila I si tama ua ta'atia
O le tufuga lea ua amatalia
Talofa ua tagi aue aue
Ua oti'oti solo o le 'autapulu tele

Sole sole ia e loto tele
O le ta'aloga fa'atamatane
E ui lava ina tiga tele
Ae mulimuli ane ua e fefete

4. O atunu'u uma o le Pasefika
Ua sili Samoa le ta'uta'ua
'O le sogaimiti ua savalivali mai
Ua fe'iafi mai o na fa'a'ila

O asofa'aifo, fa'amuli'ali'ao
Fa'aatualoa, selu fa'alaufao
O le sigano fa'apea fa'aulutao
Ua ova I le vasa laolao

This is the known orgin

of the permitted Tatau in Samoa

The journey of two sisters

Who swam from in the ocean from Fiji


They brought with then a basket of the tatau tools

and the song they repeated

it said only the women recieve the tatau

and the men donot


The reason why the men arecieve the tatau
is the sisters sang their song incorectly
When they arrived at the coastal waters of Falealupo
They saw a huge clam

They dived for it
and when they came up they sang
It said only the men recieve the tatau
and the women do not


Look at the young man lying down
as the tufuga begins his work
Pity the crying of the young man
The stinging bite of the autapula teeth

Young man be brave
it is a game of a men
Although it is very painful
Yet afterwards you will be proud of it

Of all of the Ilands in the Pacific
Samoa is well known for its tatau
The young men with his tatau walink by
As the decorations of the tatau shine

The asfa'aifo and fa'amuli'ali'ao designs