Sere Kali : ‘Mara sa Tiko- i –Toga’
Ni Vakarorogo na Veiwakani
Ko Mara sa Tikoitoga
Vanua Nacolase me lomani
O Kapaiwai sa vanayaliyali
Na mataivalu ni Viti sa Bai-ni- marama
Curu mai na qaqa mai Toga ra moce na yadra
Sau mada mai na manua
Botea na yalayala ni vanua me vueti Lutunauga
Ratu Bose volavola ki Lakeba
Ra moce lolo na kukuwalu
Lagakali na Rosi Damu
Isa Viti sa vaka ivei!
Sa dro o ravouvou me da mei cei?
Editor's Note: Here's an English translation.
Hear me my brethrens
Mara is in Tonga (pun on Colonel Tikoitoga name)
The Kadavu Islands are to be forgiven (Tikoitoga is from Kadavu and Frank's wife Mary is also from Kadavu)
Kapaiwai's (Mara) mast head has vanished (vanayaliyali - a name for his great ancestor, Mara Kapaiwai of Bau)
The Fiji Army is a fence for the ladies (Bainimarama)
The warriors from Tonga enters, yet the Fiji Navy sleeps
Their navy is powerful like of old
They crash our Fijian fences to rescue their kin Mara (Lutunauga) loke at the Battle of Kaba
Ratu Bose wrote to Lakeba (a pun on an old Laun love song)
Sleep well the Kukuwalu of Bau (an allusion to our President and Baun Tongan blood)
The sweet smelling lagakali and red rose of Bau ( a verse in Fijian Famous song 'Bau na yanuyanu' )
Lament Fiji what is happening!
Our Prince has escaped where do I belong?