Haka ka mate!

Ringa pakia
(Slap the hands against the thighs)
Uma tiraha
(Puff out the chest)
Turi whatia
(Bend the knees)
Hope whai ake
(Let the hip follow)
Waewae takahia kia kino
(Stamp the feet as hard as you can.)

Ka Mate! Ka Mate!
(It is death! It is death!)
Ka Ora! Ka Ora!
(It is life! It is life!)
Tenei te ta ngata puhuru huru
(This is the hairy person)
Nana nei i tiki mai
(Who caused the sun to shine)
Whakawhiti te ra
(Keep abreast! Keep abreast)
A upane ka upane!
(The rank! Hold fast!)
A upane kaupane whiti te ra!
Hi!

(Into the sun that shines!)

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