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324             Music of the Watubs.
The music of the Tonga Islands bears a great resem­blance to the Samoan ; I have therefore included a few remarks on it. The following is a song used by the natives of Tonga-taboo, when advancing in a boat with their chief. The traveller who noted this song mentions that he wrote it exactly as he heard it, with the bass and harmony. It is to be inferred that it is native, for the Tongese never had foreign music of any kind taught them.
The Tonga Islanders possess several songs descriptive







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