Me He Manu Rere

Me he manu rere au e
Kua rere ki to moenga
Ki te awhi to tinana
Aue, aue e
te tau tahuri mai

Kei te moe te tinana
Kei te oho te wairua
Kei te hotu te manawa
Aue, aue! e
Te tau, tahuri mai

If I was a bird on the wing
I would fly to your bed
To embrace your body
Oh, oh!
My darling, turn to me

Although my body is sleeping
My spirit is aroused
And my heart throbs with desire
Oh, oh!
My darling, turn to me