Tio ki te moana
Oysters from the ocean of New Zealand
whakapai ngā kai o Aotearoa
Tio ki te moana (oysters from the ocean
of New Zealand)

Ka haere koe i te waka tio
Go out on the oyster boat to get
Tio from Tangaroa
Watch them dredge the catch up in the net

Shuck shuck shuck
split the shells in two
shuck shuck shuck the oysters
that’s the job your knife can do
they’re slippery and slimy,
tio are so yummy
if you find a pearl you can give it to
your Mummy

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