Pokarekare Ana

Pokarekare ana
Nga wai o Rotorua
Whiti atu koe Hine
Marino ana e

E hine e
Hoki mai ra
Ka mate ahau
I te aroha e

They are agitated
The waters of Rotorua
But when you cross over, fair Maid
They will be calm

O lovely maiden
Return to me
For I could die
From loving you