Ko Nga Moteatea, Me Nga Hakirara O Nga Maori
Kati ano ra, e, Te Matatahi,
Te utu mo nga tupapaku,
Ko te rarangi maunga, o Tawatawhiti,
Utaina atu, Tuwhangai,
Tapamoremore, ki Hauraki,
E wha, ka ao te ra, e rima, ka ao te ra,
Mai tata, ki te whakangarungaru o Ponga,
Ka ao te ra,
† This is the original of the last war-song. Another illustration is thus afforded of the manner in which the Natives adapt ancient poems to modern occasions.
The words printed in italics are sung by the whole assembly as chorus. The rest of the song is sung by one voice.