She has Tane the scales o gowd frae her head, She's followed him, to beg her bread.
There's mair honour an' generosity ahint the Tane than the tither.
When she had Tane the mantle, And all was with it cladde, From top to toe it shiver'd down, As tho' with sheers beshradde.
Neither the Tane nor the tither: she never said a word to me, but that they were gaun to the west country to see their friends.
She has Tane the scales o gowd frae her hair, And she has followd him evermair.
Besides their daughter Tettowmatatayo, the first progenitors of nature had a son whom they called Tane.
But Tane pushed and pushed: Rangi was driven far away into the air.
When she had Tane the mantle, And put it on her backe, About the hem it seemed To wrinkle and to cracke.
Of the three persons in the Hawaiian trinity, Kane (Tane) is said to have been the principal.
But as the good luck was, he was not well believed, or else we would have been a' Tane by the neck.'