A mele for a sweetheart! 1907.

KUU PUA I KA WEKIU.

1

Hanohano Kilohana kau mai luna,
I ke Kawelu holu o Lanihuli,
He lani a he hiwahiwa ia na ka manao,
Na Kaopua kau i ka Malie.

Chorus.

He lei a he milimili na’u ko aloha,
O kuu pua i ka Wekiu,
He ohu a he wehi ia no kuu kino,
Ke hele nei loko a Niua.

2

Mapuna ke ala o ka Hinano,
Me ka Maile Laulii o ka wao,
Hoapili o ka Lehua,
Ka Lehua kii wai o ka uka.

3

He nani a he wehi oe na ka Anoi,
He milimili aloha na kuu puuwai,
O ko Aloha ka’u e lei mau nei,
Kuu lei mao o oe ia.

Hakuia e KAOPUA HIKI KAKAHIAKA.

[MY BLOSSOM UP ON HIGH.

1
Kilohana stands glorious above,
In the swaying Kawelu grass of Lanihuli,
It is exalted and precious in my mind,
For the Cloud bank settling in the Calm.

Chorus.
For me, your love is a lei and something to caress,
My dear blossom up on High,
An adornment and a prize for my body,
Making my insides go Dizzy.

2
The fragrance of the Hinano waft forth,
With the Small-leaf Maile of the forests,
Close companion of the Lehua,
The water-fetching Lehua of the uplands.

3
You are a beauty and an adornment for the Desire,
Something for my heart to caress,
Your Aloha is what I shall wear as a lei for all times,
You are my lei far off in the distance.

Composed by KAOPUA HIKI KAKAHIAKA]

(Kuokoa, 12/6/1907, p. 4)

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Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLII, Helu 49, Aoao 4. Dekemaba 6, 1907.

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