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Using the waltz to compose E Pari Rā

Ka whakamārama a Tama Huata i te take i kōwhiri a Paraire Tomoana i tētahi hītoru, te kanikani o te rā, mō te waiata E Pari Rā.

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Translation

Then he turned to the new song of the time, the Blue Eyes Waltz. The beat of the song is a waltz. It wasn’t heard much at that time, the waltz. Most of the songs composed at the time were in the standard 4/4 tempo, that was the trend of the whole world, but Paraire had already settled on the tune of the song Blue Eyes Waltz and then proceeded to compose his songs and set the words to that beat. That is the song E Pari Rā.


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