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No. 59 (June 1967)
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He Oriori

Hine e hine
Taku mōkai taku ngākau
Piri mai anō ki a au
E awhi atu nei.
E haere ana koe e hine
E haere ana.
Kaua e tangi e hine
E ngote ki taku uma.
Ahakoa tō pakupaku
Kia mōhio koe,
Ki tēnā kume ki tēnā
E rere atu ana te miraka
Kikī tonu ki te mamae.
Ka mutu i konei e hine.
E haere ana koe
Ki ētahi atu.
Ka riro atu koe
Arā nā rāua tonu.
Noho mai au e tangi atu nei
Mamae ana e.
Koiri ana te ngākau i te uma
Aue te mamae e.
Kia tipu koe e hine
Ka hoki mai anō pea ki a au
Kia pupuri anō au ki a koe
Kia titiro noa atu
Kia kōrero mai pea koe
E Mā, e Mā, e Mā.

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