Patea Maori Club – Poi E

Patea Maori Club – Poi E lyrics

(Intro – solo a cappella : chanted by lead female Kaea.)

TE POI !
PATUA TAKU POI PATUA KIA RITE
PA PARA PATUA TAKU POI E !

E rere ra e taku poi poro-titi
Ti-taha-taha ra whaka-raru-raru e
Poro-taka taka ra poro hurihuri mai
Rite tonu ki te ti-wai-waka e

Ka pare pare ra pī-o-o-i-o-i a
Whaka-heke-heke e ki a kori kori e
Piki whaka-runga ra ma mui-nga mai a
Taku poi poro-titi taku poi e

***CHORUS***
Poi E whaka-tata mai
Poi E kaua he rerekē
Poi E kia piri mai ki au
Poi E-E awhi mai ra
Poi E tāpeka tia mai
Poi E o taua aroha
Poi E pai here tia ra

POI… TAKU POI E!

Repeat solo a cappella : Chanted by lead female Kaea.

PATUA TAKU POI PATUA KIA RITE
PA PARA PATUA TAKU POI E !

Verse & chorus repeated again, same sequence.

Instrumental break, usually poi percussion.

Then key change : repeat chorus on key change.

At end of song :
POI… TAKU POI E ! 4 times

Then everyone chants at song’s end :
RERE ATU TAKU POI TI TA’ TAHA RA
WHAKARUNGA WHAKA RARO TAKU POI E!