Forgot to get mum a gift for Mother's Day? You could learn this beautiful Samoan song to sing for mum on her special day.
Here are the words:
1. Oute alofa, ia oe tina.* Ua auina mai a’u ia oe e le Tama. Pe a ou latalata ia oe. Oute iloa lou alofa ia te a’u.
2. Oute alofa, ia oe tina. Oute fia fesoasoani ia oe. Ma usita’i, ia te oe. Fiafia aua oute alofa fo’i ia oe. Oute alofa ia oe lo’u tina.
1. Mother*, I love you; mother, I do. Father in Heaven has sent me to you. When I am near you, I love to hear you Singing so softly that you love me too.
2. Mother, I love you; mother, I do. I want to help you because I love you. I want to mind you; I want to find you Happy and smiling because I love you. Mother, I love you; I love you, I do.
Words and music: Lorin F. Wheelwright, 1909–1987 © 1969 by Lorin F. Wheelwright.
You could also play her this video: