Thursday, August 14, 2008

Summer of Kiwi





Continuing on with my summer of all things New Zealand. I really like the singer, recording artist and actor, Prince Tui Teka's beautiful rendition of the song E Ipo. It was written by Maori composer, Ngoi Pewhairangi as a tribute from Prince Tui Teka to his wife Missy. (He died of a massive heart attack while performing at nightclub in the mid-1980's. Missy passed away suddenly in February of 2008.)

E Ipo

Ki a koe te tau To you, my darling
āku mihi e. my greetings
Ahakoa haere koe ki hea no matter where you go
maku rā koe e whai atu e. I will follow close behind
Ko taku aroha my love
ka ū tonu. will remain firm
Tēna ra e hine come my beloved
huri mai rā ki ahau e turn to me as I stand here
tau nei hei, utanga a.tu, and I shall carry your love
e Ipo. with me.


Otirā, e hine, Indeed my beloved
ku-a tau-nga kē tēnei tinana, my whole self is at home,
a-ue, ki te aroha Oh yeah! With your love,
e Ipo. (E. I. Pō) my darling. (Eh! At night!)


My darling Missy
You are always on my mind
Wherever you may go
You take a part of me.
My love for you is endless
Keep me always in your heart
For you are a special part of me.
My never-ending love.


Tēna ra e hine Come my beloved,
huri mai rā ki ahau e turn to me as I stand here,
tau nei hei, and I shall carry,
utanga atu, your love with me.
e Ipo.


Otirā, e hine, Indeed my beloved
ku-a tau-nga kē tēnei tinana, my whole self is at home,
a-ue, ki te aroha Oh yeah! With your love,
e Ipo. (E. I. Pō) my darling. (Eh! At night!)

Ki te aroha e Ipo Oh your love my darling.

1 comment:

Designs by CK said...

Lovely post & song!

Have a great weekend Christie. :)

Chris