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The Song Within The Song - track 1a. Ku'u Sweet Lei Poina'ole

September 19, 2009
By: Emma De Fries

from: The Song Within The Song

track 1-a . Ē Ku‘u Sweet Lei Poina‘ole  (Emma De Fries)


Ē Ku‘u Sweet Lei Poina‘ole / E Maliu Mai 7:21 (Emma De Fries / Irmgard Farden ‘Āluli)

These songs, E- Ku‘u Sweet Lei Poina‘ole (“My Sweet Unforgettable Lei”) and E Maliu Mai (“Hear My Call”), were among the first songs we played together. They immediately became our favorites and our most requested songs. These were defining moments for us, knowing that we were meant to be making music together.

E Ku‘u Sweet Lei Poina ‘Ole
 By: Emma De Fries
E ku‘u sweet lei poina ‘ole ea            
Lei nani i ka wēkiu                                         
A never fading bloom, iā ‘oe ea                                 
E ku‘u sweet lei, poina ‘ole                            
My sweet unforgettable lei  
The most beautiful of all
You are never fading 
My sweet unforgettable lei
Ku‘u pua, ku‘u lei nani mae ‘ole ea   
Ke ola lau loa e ku‘u lei                                 
Ke kali aku nei, iā ‘oe ea                                
E ho‘i mai kāua lā e pili                                  
My flower, my beautiful never fading lei
This lei is my life, my soul
I wait for you
My sweet unforgettable lei