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E Malama
We sing all parts 'E Malaama' twice;'Earth and fire...' twice; then 'E Malaama' twiceagain.
At 2009 street-choir festival at Manchester they sang: 1st time sop; 2nd time sop+alto; 3rd time with bass then Earth and sky then E Malama all parts.

[E malama i ka hay-ee-ow,
E malama i ka hay-ee-ow,
E malama pono i ka hay-ee-ow, E] x2

Basses - E malama E, E malama E, E malama,
E malama pono i ka hay-ee-ow, E

[Earth and sky, Sea and stone,
Hold this land in sacredness*], x2

[E malama i ka hay-ee-ow,
E malama i ka hay-ee-ow,
E malama pono i ka hay-ee-ow, E] x2

*Aternatives for 'sacredness':
'tenderness', 'gentleness',
'Earth and sky, Sea and stone,
Keep an e-qui-lib-ri-um'.




‘E’ –it shall be, ‘Malama’ –taking care of something precious, ‘Pono’ –doing what is right, ‘Hay-ee-ow’ – sacred place

Other words: Change

What makes our world keep spinning round x2
Its not greed or money makes the world go round change

Bass: Change has got to come

What makes our world keep spinning round x2
People fed and housed makes the world go round change

Bass: Spread the wealth around

Doubt and fear, war and greed
Keeps us bound in chains of need