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Adrian Birkbeck | September 2021

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1. Tomo mai e Tama ma ki roto

I nga ringa e tuwhera atu nei,

Ki nga morehu o te Kiwi e,

Ki nga Tama Toa o tenei riri nui.

Chorus:

Hoki mai, hoki mai ki te wa kainga,

Kua tutuki te tumanako,

Kei te kapakapa mai te Haki, te Haki

O Ingarangi i runga Tiamana e.

2. Hoki ruarua mai e Tama ma

Ki nga iwi e tatari atu nei,

Kua mahue atu ra nga tini hoa

Ki runga whenua, iwi ke.

3. Na Te Moana ra ko te Wikitoria,

Hei whaka-maumahara-tanga e,

Ki o ratau tinana kei pamamao

Ki o ratau ingoa kei muri nei. 1. Enter boys into

these arms outstretched here

To the survivors of the Kiwi Army,

to the brave sons of this great war

Chorus

Come back, come back to the village life

Our wish has been fulfilled

as fluttering over there is the flag, the flag

of England over Germany.

2. You return fewer in number, boys,

to the people waiting for you.

You have left many friends

in foreign soil, among strange peoples.

3. The Victoria Cross won by Moana

was a reminder

of the bodies far away

and the memories with us still.

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