The Twelve days of Christmas in Song – Day 2 continues.
Happy Boxing Day ! Hoping your festive season is an enjoyable one.
Moreover, here’s hoping that you are enjoying our song a day in our version of The Twelve Days of Christmas in Song.
Today’s offering is ‘Hine E Hine’, a Māori lullaby written by Princess Te Rangi Pai (Fanny Rose Howie, née Porter) in 1907.
Hine E Hine and Pokarekare Ana are among the most popular Māori songs.
Hine E Hine is recorded by New Zealand’s own Kiri Te Kanawa and Hayley Westenra. It also features on an album by opera star José Carreras.
Furthermore, the English words to the second verse are by the late John Raine, a former member of our choir.
From a Christmas Cracker:
Why was the turkey in the pop group?
Because he was the only one with drumsticks!
If you missed yesterday’s opening song, ‘Y Ddau Wladgarwr’ you can access it here: