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Re: The Diner......
« Reply #140 on: November 14, 2014, 07:58:28 pm »
Or perhaps this taken at the Cadburys Factory here in Dunedin

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Re: The Diner......
« Reply #141 on: November 15, 2014, 04:41:00 am »
Brian, good to see you here. I have a NZ related question. I learned a song, rather a chant, at work. Later I googled and found out apparently it's from NZ.

Epo e tai tai e
(oh) epo e tai tai e
epo e tai tai
epo e tuki tuki
epo e tuki tuki e


[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bicHR49Wf4Y[/youtube]


I found a couple of explanations/translations for it. One says it's a thank you song and the text means "The big flood came and we survived it". Another says Kiwi soldiers brought it to Italy in WWII and it's not a children's song at all, but a raunchy love song, traditionally sung by (horny) young men.
Do you know this song and what's it about? And can you verify it's from NZ, because I also found it put into an African context.

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Re: The Diner......
« Reply #142 on: November 15, 2014, 06:44:18 am »
Would this be enough



Or perhaps this taken at the Cadburys Factory here in Dunedin


Wow, thanks Brian!

You're a true friend!   ;D

Düva pööp is a förce of natüre

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Re: The Diner......
« Reply #143 on: November 15, 2014, 07:01:16 am »
That's a cute little video, Chrissi. I like that it's so natural. They're not well drilled kids performing, they are just like kids are.

I have never heard the song before.

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Re: The Diner......
« Reply #144 on: November 15, 2014, 01:20:31 pm »
sugar overload!!!


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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Re: The Diner......
« Reply #145 on: November 15, 2014, 01:47:20 pm »

Düva pööp is a förce of natüre

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Re: The Diner......
« Reply #146 on: November 15, 2014, 02:10:35 pm »
Brian, good to see you here. I have a NZ related question. I learned a song, rather a chant, at work. Later I googled and found out apparently it's from NZ.

Epo e tai tai e
(oh) epo e tai tai e
epo e tai tai
epo e tuki tuki
epo e tuki tuki e

I found a couple of explanations/translations for it. One says it's a thank you song and the text means "The big flood came and we survived it". Another says Kiwi soldiers brought it to Italy in WWII and it's not a children's song at all, but a raunchy love song, traditionally sung by (horny) young men.
Do you know this song and what's it about? And can you verify it's from NZ, because I also found it put into an African context.
Thanks
I only moved to NZ in 2010 and only know a few Maori words. Actually that would be true of most pakeha (white people) my age who have lived here all their life.
My research finds these words are a corruption of
He pūru taitama e
He pūru taitama hoki!
which means
(I'm) a strong young man!
A real young bull!
Originally a young man's lusty courtship song. The first verse is now a cheeky party song.
And a modified WWII chorus is now an international children's song, Epo i tai tai e.


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Re: The Diner......
« Reply #147 on: November 15, 2014, 04:29:55 pm »
[youtube=425,350][youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9oxh7782ZU[/youtube][/youtube]

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Re: The Diner......
« Reply #148 on: November 15, 2014, 07:19:06 pm »
Here is the Maori version sung by Maori students at the University of Otago in Dunedin.
 I think you can tell from the audience reaction that the words are not a child's nursery rhyme
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[youtube=425,350]42SIY5LC-Ws[/youtube]

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Re: The Diner......
« Reply #149 on: November 16, 2014, 04:58:35 am »
Thank you, Brian and Sophia, for the other versions.
Brian, I loved the audience's reactions to it. ;D
I'm so gonna tell this my colleagues next time we sing that song :laugh: Somehow funny, in both meanings of the word, that it became a nursery rhyme all over the world. ;D