Ngaio School

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Maramataka

 

Maramataka

CHORUS

Mara-mara-maramataka auē

Nō ngā tīpuna e 

Mara-mara-maramataka auē

Nō ngā tīpuna e

VERSE 1

January – Kohi tātea

February – Hui tanguru

March – Poutū-te-rangi

April – Paengawhāwhā e

Haratua, Pipiri, Hōngongoi

Mara-mara-maramataka auē

Auē, auē, nō ngā tīpuna e

 

CHORUS

 

VERSE 2

May - Haratua

June - Pipiri

July – Hōngongoi

August – Here-turi-kōkā                         

Whiringa-ā-nuku,

Whiringa-ā-rangi, Hakihea

Mara-mara-maramataka auē

Auē, auē, nō ngā tīpuna e

 

CHORUS

 

 

VERSE 3

September - Mahuru

October – Whiringa-ā-nuku

November – Whiringa-ā-rangi

December – Hakihea

Tekau-ma-rua nga marama o te tau

Mara-mara-maramataka auē

Auē, auē, nō ngā tīpuna e

 

 

 

The calendar oh yeah

From our ancestors

The calendar oh yeah

From our ancestors

 

VERSE 1

January

February

March

April

May, June July

The calendar oh yeah

Yeah, yeah, from our ancestors

 

VERSE 2

May

June

July

August

October, November, December

The calendar oh yeah

Yeah, yeah, from our ancestors

 

VERSE 3

September

October

November

December

The twelve months of the year The calendar oh yeah

Yeah, yeah, from our ancestors