Maori Songs

Purerehua rere runga hau (Butterfly song)
Purerehua rere runga hau (Butterfly song) (6 votes, average: 4.83 out of 5)

Maori: Purerehua rere runga hau Papaki parihau rere runga hau Ka piki ka piki ringi rawa e Papiki parihau rere runga hae Ka piki ka piki ringi rawa e Papiki parihau rere runga hae Ka tau, ka tau runga püäwai ... Read More »

Motoka song (Car song)
Motoka song (Car song) (6 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Maori: Motoka iti rawa e Maku e taraiwa e Tangi ana, tangi ana Uka, uka uka Ka kite, e te iwi e!   English: The little car I’ll be the driver (Hold your arms out in front like you are ... Read More »

Tohora nui (The big whale)
Tohora nui (The big whale) (4 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5)

Maori:   Tohora nui Tohora roa Tohora tino momona Tohora whiwhiua Tohora piupiua Tohora kau roto te moana e   English: The big whale (Hold your arms outstretched on either side of you) The long whale (Hold your arms outstretched, ... Read More »

Moe moe pepe (Maori lullaby)
Moe moe pepe (Maori lullaby) (5 votes, average: 4.60 out of 5)

Maori: Moe moe pepe, moe moe ra Moe moe pepe, moe moe ra Hoki mai mama, apopo Hoki mai mama, apopo   English: Sleep now baby go to sleep Sleep now baby go to sleep I will see you in ... Read More »

Taniwha (mythical monster) song
Taniwha (mythical monster) song (7 votes, average: 4.71 out of 5)

One day a taniwha Went swimming in the moana (Motion your hand across your body to imitate the waves of the sea) He whispered in my taringa (Cup your hand behind your ear) Oh won’t you come with me (Use ... Read More »

Colour song (Maori)
Colour song (Maori) (9 votes, average: 4.44 out of 5)

This song gives the Maori colour first and then the English equivalent. Ma is white Whero is red Kakariki is green Mangu is black, Pango is too AEIOU Kowhai is yellow Parauri is brown Kikorangi is blue Karakaraka is our ... Read More »


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