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English Translation of 'The Flute Song for Hinemoa'

“In yon canoe at Te Kopua's shore
Thou'lt paddle to Mokoia's isle.
From heaven art thou,
From heaven's crimson light,
O darling of my heart!
See yonder lonely form
On Iri-iri-Kapua rock,
Perchance 'tis Hinemoa,
The maiden daughter of Umukaria—
A loving wife of mine thou'lt be.”