Composed By Late Queen Sālote III
Ko e maa'imoa 'eni 'a e Ta'ahine Kuini Sālote Tupou III 'i He'ene Hā'ele ki he Hilifaki Kalauni 'o Kuini 'Elisapesi II ‘i Lonitoni Pilitānia Lahi. Na'e fakahoko 'a e Katoanga ko'eni ‘i he mahina ko Sune Ta’u 1953. Na’e hoko atu ‘Ene Hā’ele Fakahauē ki he ngaahi fonua tupu’a mo ‘iloa 'o 'Iulope 'o a'u ai ki he Kolomu'a 'o Suisisalani (Switzerland) 'a ia ko Siniva (Geneva) mo hono fu'u ano 'iloa (Geneva Lake).
This composition was composed during Her Majesty Late Queen Salote Tupou III official visit to attend the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the month of June 1953. The Queen after the Coronation visited othe European Countries including Geneva the capital of Switzerland. She was impressed with the beauty and vastness of the Great Geneva Lake.
Na’e fatu ‘e Tonga Pōteki Mālohifo’ou [‘a ia ko e kui ‘a Palōfesa Maui-Tāvā-He-Ako Dr Tēvita O. Ka’ili] ‘a e hiva ni: “Uisa Si’ete Nofo ‘i ha Potulala,” i he 1942 ta’u ma'a Pupunu Kupu ko ‘ene hiva ki he ta’ahine ko Palu, ‘o tā’aki ‘a e kamata’anga ‘o e ‘ū kupu/veesi ‘a e P, A, L mo e U, ‘a ia ko e hingoa ia ‘o e ta’ahine, pea fakafasi 'e Viliami Wolfgramm. [This song was composed by Tonga Pōteki Mālohifoʻou [Professor Maui-Tāvā-He-Ako Dr Tēvita O. Ka’ili’s grandfather] in 1942. Here is the original version. The song was written as a love song from Pupunu to a girl name PALU, and put to music by Viliami Wolfgramm. Notice that the first verse begins with P, and second begins with A, and the third begins with L, and the last verse with U. These are the letters that spell PALU].
Fatu `e Siosaia Mataele (1930)
Liliu `e Palōfesa Hūfanga Dr `Okusitino Māhina
Composed by Siosaia Mataele (1930)
Translated by Professor Hūfanga Dr `Okusitino Māhina
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