Te Pua No’a No’a

COUNTRY: Tahiti

LANGUAGE: Tahitian

A Tahitian song written by Heremoana Ma’ama’atuaiahutapu about two women who string together flowers to make necklaces known in Tahitian as “heis” (in Hawaiian, “leis.”)

Lyrics of All Around This World version:

Te pua no’ano’a i Ahura’i,
can you smell the flowers?, I can
All the pretty flowers, everywhere we go
Te pua no’ano’a i Ahura’i, can you smell the flowers?, I can
All the pretty flowers, everywhere we go

We pick flowers and more flowers
Tie them with a string
When we wear our crown of flowers
We’ll find love in everything

Come and dance! Come and dance!
Come and dance! Come and dance!
‘Ia hura mai, ‘ia hura mai!
‘Ia hura mai, ‘ia hura mai!

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