Inspiration for Johnny Almeida’s “Lei Hinahina”? 1871.

KE ALOHA IWAENA O NA ROSE

Kupanaha wale oi ‘la,
Keia mahina wahapaa,
Ke konane i ke aumoe la,
Ike ia e ka pae opua.

Cho: He aloha la he aloha,
He aloha kuu lei hinahina,
Ke lei ia mai la e ka U’a la,
E ka maukauka hoe hewa—. Continue reading