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Hi‘ipoi - track 6. Beautiful Kaua'i

(Pulama)
July 26, 2013
By Rudolph "Randy" Haleakala Farden

Track 6.  Beautiful Kaua‘i  4:25  (Randy Haleakalā Farden)
Randy Farden, who lived on O‘ahu, wrote this hapa-haole song while remembering the beautiful view from his room at the famous Coco Palms Hotel on the Garden Isle. Jim’s solo version – more languid and nahenahe than any other we’ve heard – was so beautiful that Paula decided harmony would be “gilding the lily.”

Beautiful Kaua'i

By Rudolph "Randy" Haleakala Farden




There's an island across the sea
Beautiful Kaua'i, beautiful Kaua'i
And it's calling, yes calling to me
Beautiful Kaua'i, beautiful Kaua'i


In the mist of Fern Grotto
Mother Nature made her home
And the falls of Wailua
Where lovers often roam


So I'll return to
My isle across the sea
Beautiful Kaua'i, beautiful Kaua'i
Where my true love is waiting for me
Beautiful Kaua'i, beautiful Kaua'i