Story: Tāwhirimātea – the weather

A lament

This lament, ‘E tō hau’, was composed by Rangiamoa for her cousin Te Wano of Ngāti Apakura and Waikato. Like many such songs, it compares the tears of those mourning to rain falling from the sky. This extract includes the reference to rain.

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Reference: Nga Moteatea/DAT 401

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How to cite this page:

Basil Keane, 'Tāwhirimātea – the weather - Rain', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/music/8277/a-lament (accessed 8 August 2020)

Story by Basil Keane, published 12 Jun 2006