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Ten Guitars

Television (Full Length) – 1996

Joye Huntley
Joye Huntley
21 Dec 2014 - 02.07pm
I call this "The Maori National Anthem" cos every party we went to, it was played constantly. Every Maori had a guitar & that was the 1st song ever sung (don't get uptight out there - I am part Maori & proud of it).
28 Jun 2013 - 11.04am
Yes and sung at many a party but it is only a catch song not a lot to the lyrics. Sung at many Maori parties but some people don't know the truth.Aussies don't know that much about us new zealanders.
Michelle Walker
Michelle Walker
30 Apr 2013 - 06.47pm
Wow this brings back so many memories grate party song this one. still is our Morie National Anthem. good old Kiwi song over our ways..
3 Aug 2012 - 11.39pm
I am a romatic .. and I wish I had ten guitars ... but I don't even have one ... so I am with the one I love and I will dance dance dance....
Tama Joe
Tama Joe
25 Jul 2012 - 06.07pm
Ben Tawhiti & Buddy Wilson..AWESUM!!! Just like the parties at the Pirere Residence.Paterson street/Arataki Mt Maunganui. We Had Some Booma! parties there. Reminds me of my Uncle Len playing...Miss the Guitar partys aye..If i cud turn back the Clocks..tu meke Ben.
5 Jun 2010 - 12.30am
I loved this documentary, it had to be made. I sang this song on camping trips with the family, I thought it had been around forever, but actually it was pretty new then.
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