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mykidsarekiwis OWC
(@mykidsarekiwis-owc)
Active Member

Kia ora everyone... I need some help

I'm Australian but my fiancee is Maori, hence my screen name. We've been trying to find the words to a song her mum used to sing to her. We believe it is a lullaby but we're not necessarily correct.

Ni ni pepi kua tangi

is the only line she remembers and she's not sure of the spelling

If anyone recognises this I would really appreciate it if you could get back to me by replying or via my email address.

whyidhave_tobe_superman_todothat@hotmail.com

Whakawhetai, Mick

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Posted : 19 April, 2007 7:25 pm
Sophia OWC
(@sophia-owc)
Active Member

kia or Mick,

i know of a song like this but dont know if it is the same, any how here it is?

Moe moe pepi
kaue tangi
hoki mai a mama
apopo

this is what my mum use to sing in my days, hope this sheds some light

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Posted : 20 April, 2007 2:23 pm
mykidsarekiwis OWC
(@mykidsarekiwis-owc)
Active Member

Kia ora Sophia!!!

You are an absolute gem!!!

Thanks heaps. Do you know if there are any more verses?

Whakawhetai

Mick

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Posted : 22 April, 2007 5:50 pm
esrayrakete OWC
(@esrayrakete-owc)
Active Member

i remember it too,
Moe moe pepi (sleep sleep baby)
kaua e tangi (dont you cry)
Ka hoki mai a mama apopo (mum will be back tomorrow)
Neat that others have heard this one too...

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Posted : 23 April, 2007 4:21 pm
ngati_kuri@hotmail.com OWC
(@ngati_kurihotmail-com-owc)
Eminent Member

Interesting to see this posting about this song...
My cousins 36 & 38 were born in the land of their father (Germany) by a NZ mother (my Aunt Mona). The parents separated approx 30 years ago and the children were brought up in Germany by others. Both children made a visit to the land of their mother Jan 2007 one year after their mother died in Germany to stand on their turangawaewae and meet whanau for the first time in their lives.
Although having rare contact with their father - he sung these few words of this song and told them he remembered their mum singing it to them.

We asked many people if their were other verses... but to date Aunt Mona's sisters do not remember any more.

To me the the song sounds like the lullaby,
"Hush little baby don't you cry, Mama's gonna buy you are rocking horse and when that rocking horse get broke... Mama's gonna buy you a .... and when that ... ... Mama's gonna buy you a .... etc etc.

Rozita

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Posted : 23 April, 2007 4:57 pm
Ira OWC
(@ira-owc)
Eminent Member

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Kia ora everyone... I need some help

I'm Australian but my fiancee is Maori, hence my screen name. We've been trying to find the words to a song her mum used to sing to her. We believe it is a lullaby but we're not necessarily correct.

Ni ni pepi kua tangi

is the only line she remembers and she's not sure of the spelling

If anyone recognises this I would really appreciate it if you could get back to me by replying or via my email address.

whyidhave_tobe_superman_todothat@hotmail.com

Whakawhetai, Mick



Kia ora Mick,

Not sure if these the one's you searching for.

Moemoe mai raa

Moe, moe mai ra e te moko
I nga runga aroha,
E kore nei takahia
ko te ara tupuna.

Koe, koe nei ra, te oranga
i ruia e kui ma.
E kore nei ngaro atu,
Hei kakano tapu e.

Sleep, sleep little baby
raised up by love
so we don't have to tread
the ancestral path ...of sinfulness

You, you exist here
as the fruit of an immaculate woman.
There is no dying away,
because of this sacred seed.
Click on site to listen to tune.
http://folksong.org.nz/moe_moe_suo_gan/index.html

Moe Mai Raa

Moe mai ra e te tau 1
Ki te mo-e mai e
Whakarongo mai nei
Nga kupu aroha

Ma te Ariki nui
He tiaki i a koe
Atawhai manaaki
I te aroha nei

Off to sleep my darling
go to sleep now
listen here to
these words of love.

May the great Lord
care for you
with affection, kindness
and love
http://folksong.org.nz/moe_mai_ra/index.html

or check this site out if you haven't already.
http://folksong.org.nz/waiata.html

Hope this helps

Arohamai

Edited by - Ira on Apr 27 2007 07:38:47 AM

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Posted : 27 April, 2007 7:35 am
mykidsarekiwis OWC
(@mykidsarekiwis-owc)
Active Member

beautiful song, got brownie points for showing it to her, but not the one we were after

thanks anyway though!!!! really appreciated

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Posted : 02 May, 2007 7:08 pm
Suzanne Storrie OWC
(@suzanne-storrie-owc)
New Member

I remember singing this one to my kids, it was definatly a lullaby and was just repeditive, I think it had;

Moe moe pepi, moe moe ra
Moe moe pepi, moe moe ra
Hoki mai,Mama apopo

word for word translation;
sleep sleep baby, sleep sleep today
sleep sleep baby, sleep sleep today
come back to Mum tomorrow/ or Mum will come back tommorow.

I'm sure the original version would have had don't cry in it, and come back to Mum sits better with me than Mum will come back, much like the,now I lay me down to sleep bedtime rhymne where we trust ourselves to wake safely in the morning.

Sorry I can't be more help, as I don't remember where I learned this one... the tune is like that of hush little baby don't say a word, Momma's gonna buy you a mocking bird.

Because it is repeditive it is soothing and worked on my kids.

All the best
Sue

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Posted : 02 May, 2007 8:28 pm
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