Savalivali means Go for a Walk

Just about everybody learning the Samoan language will come to know this song. It’s a fun (and funny), tourist-y classic.

Savalivali means go for a walk
Tautalatala means too much talk
Alofa ia te oe means I love you
Take it easy, faifai lemu

Teine manaia means pretty girl
Ta’amilomilo means around the world
Whisper to me means musumusu maia
Oi aue, means my, oh my

{ CHORUS }

E ua malie o, avane i le malo
E le faia so’u loto
A e tu’u lou finagalo

Go for a ride, ti’eti’e ta’avale
Stay at home means nofo i le fale
Leai o se tupe means no more money
Much trouble means fa’alavelave

Aue ta ino’ino i lau amio pi’opi’o
Ua e musu ia ita ua e laulauina
A ua e alu e nofo i le Saina
Isa isa fuga i lou fia ai alaisa

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19 Responses

  1. sina says:

    i needed this for my teacher lol i only know the first verse and chorus.

  2. miranda says:

    awesome! i sang this song with my yr 6 class all the time in samoa, though that was a few years ago and i couldn’t remember the lyrics. now i have them, yay! ^_^

  3. Robert says:

    Does anyone know where I can get a digital recording of this song?

  4. Avea says:

    I really wanted it to sing to my newborn and my brothers and sisters could only remember the first verse also when I rung and asked them it was my baby sister that recommended I search it on the net, so thanks!

  5. Liz says:

    Shouldn’t “Teine manaia means pretty girl” be “Teine ‘aulelei….”?
    Manaia means nice, ‘Aulelei means pretty. Teine manaia really means Nice girl, not Pretty girl.

  6. M. Black says:

    This song was written in the days when there was a naval station in American Samoa by girls who at the time dating the shipmen of the Manuao. their way of communicating to the english speaking men.

  7. MARY-lil-lamb says:

    dat song is rong in a way.
    line 2 is supposed to say tautala soo, not tautalala
    coz da meaning ov tautala soo is too much talk and derez no suj word in da samoan vocabulary that says tautalatala

    =]

  8. Daniel S, Pago Pago says:

    Manaia can be pretty, handsome, of course. It can mean ‘nice’, too, but nice in the sense of appearence. =p

    And Tautala is like, to talk. Tautalatala means someone who talks too much. My Samoan language teacher explained this one to us.

    So says the palagi.

    lol

  9. carol says:

    Help, please! I need a mp3 or any other audio version of this song! Does anyone know where I can get it? Or if you know the tune, please be so kind to sing it for me and send me a copy of your voice recording at carol52dxz@yahoo.com.cn, please, please, please!

  10. hamogeekgirl says:

    Hi Carol

    Check it out on youtube here ==> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrbc-_BTKC8&feature=related

    Some of the words will be a little different, but that’s how it’s sung.

    🙂

  11. MzPacifika ('78,'79...) says:

    LMAO! This song! Didn’t help me understand Samoan at all, I still don’t know what my grandpa’s saying 😀 Thank you for putting this up!

  12. Stacey, Fale, Jesse and Trinity says:

    on the line Leai o se tupu it should be Leai o se tupe…

  13. hamogeekgirl says:

    Oops. All fixed now. Thanks Stacey, Fale, Jesse & Trinity 😀

  14. Lu says:

    Hi I would Love to Play it on my Ukulele, does anybody have some chords?

  15. Ian Watts says:

    Our child sang the first verse at her child care centre fete (in Brisbane). very nice …

  16. I’d really like to know what the meaning of the chorus is! -- iapiinapia

  17. Elle Whyte says:

    Does anyone know the guitar chords for this song???

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