Isa Lei - A Beautiful Traditional Love Song from the Fiji Islands


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http://fijianlyrics.wordpress.com/isa-lei/

includes a beautiful acoustic song youtube video (by the 1960's Australian folk song group, the wildly popular "The Seekers"),

complete lyrics in Fijian and English translation, and dozens of Fijian songs listed on their blog.

Very Similar to Hawaiian Traditional Songs :-)

And I also have Ry Cooder and V.M. Bhatt’s India fusion version

From their awesome CD “A Meeting by the River”

Isa Lei

(Transposed to C-F-G on my Uke: from A-D-E)

C F C G C


C

Isa Isa vulagi lassa dina

F C G C

Nomu lako au na rarawa kina

C

Cava beka ko a mai cakava,

F C G C

Nomu lako au na sega ni lasa.

Chorus

C7 F C

Isa Lei, na noqu rarawa,

C F C

Ni ki sana vodo e na mataka

C7 F C

Bau nanuma, na nodatou lasa,

C F C

Mai Suva nanuma tiko ga.

C

Vanua rogo na nomuni vanua,

F C G C

Kena ca ni levu tu na ua,

C

Lomaqu voli me'u bau butuka

F C G C

Tovolea ke balavu na bula.

Chorus

C7 F C

Isa Lei, na noqu rarawa,

C F C

Ni ki sana vodo e na mataka

C7 F C

Bau nanuma, na nodatou lasa,

C F C

Mai Suva nanuma tiko ga.

Tab from: http://www.guitaretab

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