Ta'u MCMXLIX (1949)

Tongan translation

Ta'u MCMXLIX

Fua au ki 'olunga he tu'u'anga
Tui 'eku sitokeni lanuhinehina
Mo 'eku fasi faka'ofo'ofa
Ke sai'ia 'eku valingeesinima lanumoana?
Ke pehe, "Ko e ha me'a eni?"
"Ko e faka'oto'ota 'i 'olunga
'Oua ilifia."
 
Tamai 'ofeina, ke 'ilo'i
'Oku ou anga ke 'eve'eva
Teti, ta o ki he Kei-Maati
Fakatau mai 'a e valiloungutu nanamupeesi
Sikaleeti mo e lole
Tohitaa Maate mo e sitokeni lanuhinehina
Fa'o ia katoa ki ho'o me'alele maa
'Eta fano 'eve'eva 'i fonua 'Amelika katoa.
 
Te ta hulohula
'O hange ko e ta'u MCMXLIX
Faka'uli me'alele Ponteake
Mei he māhina Hilingakelekele ki he māhina tatau 'o e ta'u kaha'u.
 
Ko ha fonua fakamatalai'akau falemohe
'Aho mo e po 'i hota tukungaaue fakamui
Te ta sio ia katoa
Kae 'oua mavahe 'a taua.
 
Sai'ia 'a teti 'a e va'inga hoka
Mataatahi Fa'iteliha mo e potu maalooloo
Sai'ia 'ofa'anga 'a e kau Siuise Ape
Mo e falefakatau me'a tauhi fakamanatu.
 
Tomui 'i he po'uli, tu'uaapo
Faiva lea mei he leti'o
Teti, 'ofa'anga
Hola lahi fakafalepopula.
 
'Ululoloa mo e lole
Falekainounou mo e inu sota
Valakaukau fo'ou mo lanumoana
Katelaki mo e 'ato avaava.
 
Me'alele 'ano lanumoana ki he uku
Va'ingapuna mo e lea launoa
Taa hiva mei 'Alapama
Loka toloa mei falemohe.
 
Te ta hulohula
'O hange ko e ta'u MCMXLIX
Faka'uli me'alele Ponteake
Mei he māhina Hilingakelekele ki he māhina tatau 'o e ta'u kaha'u.
 
Ko ha fonua fakamatalai'akau falemohe
'Aho mo e po 'i hota tukungaaue fakamui
Te ta sio ia katoa
Kae 'oua mavahe 'e ia.
 
"Work hard in silence, let your success be your noise!"
Submitted by SilentRebel83 on Mon, 22/06/2015 - 23:57
English

1949

Carry me up them stairs
Put my white socks on
And my pretty song
You like my blue nail polish?
"What is all this?", you said
"The mess upstairs
Don't be scared"
 
Daddy dearest, you know
How I like to take trips
Pops, first stop at the K-Mart
Buy me my peach lip gloss
Cigarettes and lollipops
Mad magazines, and white socks
All in your car for
Our trip across the U.S.A.
 
We going to party
Like it's 1949
We in the Pontiac
From July to July
 
It's a flower motel nation
Day and night on our last vacation
We going to see it all
Before we say goodbye
 
Daddy likes Blackpool
Pleasure Beach and road stops
Baby likes some Swiss Alps
Souvenir gift shops
 
Late night, midnight
Radio show talks
Daddy, baby
Big jail break
 
Ponytail and lollipops
Dinettes and soda pops
New blue bathing suit
Ruched tops and Cadillacs
 
Blue lake car to dunks
Hopscotch, shit talk
Alabama hard knocks
Motel brass locks
 
We going to party
Like it's 1949
We in the Pontiac
From July to July
 
It's a motel flower nation
Day and night on our last vacation
We going to see it all
Before we say goodbye
 
Submitted by LarisaLars on Sat, 03/11/2012 - 19:30
Last edited by Alma Barroca on Mon, 14/11/2016 - 21:08
Please help to translate "1949"
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