I've always loved 'Poi E' by Ngoi Pēwhairangi and Dalvanius Prime, performed by Patea Māori Club, but never knew any kupu beyond 'taku poi e'. I decided to start learning the kupu so at some point instead of humming along, I'll be able to sing along. I listed to the waiata with a copy of the kupu in front of me and tried to follow along. Now I'll have to upskill my 5 year old, so instead of him saying his usual 'Don't sing Mum!' (I'm not a born singer), he'll be able to tell me 'Kaua e waiata!'