I've been posting up a Kiwi or Aussie song everyday for the month of April on my Facebook page, and it's gone down a treat with a lot of my 'friends'. I just figured there is so much absolute shite posted on that site, that I thought I would put up something that meant a lot to me. As ANZAC Day drew nearer there was a lot of speculation about what I would post for the 'big' day, I caught them all out with the Maori Battalion song and got a hell of a lot of likes for it, and some great comments, however I struggled to find a long version on youtube. Can anyone point me in the direction of a good sound clip for it?
I spent a lot of time with the locals in and around Hicks Bay as a kid, and everywhere we went we would be singing the song.
Post by baronbeeza on Apr 28, 2013 14:20:46 GMT 12
Lyrics Maori Battalion Marching Song: Ake! Ake! Kia Kaha e! (Fight on fight on for ever and ever) 1 st verse In the days that now have gone When the Maoris went to war They fought and fought till the last man died For the honour of the tribe And so we carry on The traditions they have laid And as we go on day by day You will always hear us say Chorus Maori Battalion march to victory Maori Battalion staunch and true Maori Battalion march to glory Take the honour of your people with you You will march, march, march to the enemy And will fight right to the end For God, for King and Country au e Ake ake Kia kaha e 2nd verse A loyal band of Maori Sailing for New Zealand To win us freedom and peace Marching shoulder to shoulder onward And we will shout again Ake ake kia kaha e Haere tonu Haere tonu ra Kia ora kia ora Chorus Live and love another day For tomorrow you may be gone Live and love another day It's the best way to carry on Join the ranks of happiness You're as welcome as the flowers in May Old soldiers never die They only fade away Maori Battalion march to victory Maori Battalion staunch and true Maori Battalion march to glory Take the honour of your people with you You will march, march, march to the enemy And will fight right to the end For God, for King and Country au e Ake ake Kia kaha e