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The Song Within The Song - track 2. Pua Hone

(Pulama)
September 19, 2009
By: Dennis Kamakahi

from: The Song Within The Song

track 2.  Pua Hone 4:10 (Rev. Dennis Kamakahi)


Dennis Kamakahi, one of Hawai‘i’s most prolific and beloved songwriters, wrote this song as a marriage proposal for his “Honey Flower,” now his wife of many years. Our arrangement is based on the version by George Kahumoku Jr. Jim plays the bass, guitar, and ‘ukulele parts on a single guitar.

Pua Hone
(Honey Flower)
By: Dennis Kamakahi
 
O ‘oe ka wahine a ke aloha              
I laila i ka uluwehi                            
Ku‘u pua hone i ka la‘i           
You are the woman that I love   
There in the lush verdure is 
My honey flower in the calm
 
Honi ‘ana i kēhau o Makiki             
O wau kou aloha i                            
Ka noe kuahiwi                                
Kissed by the dew of Makiki
I am your love
In the mountain mist
 
He u‘i no ‘oe i ke kula                      
I wili ‘ia me ka                                   
‘Ie‘ie o leilono                                  
You are a beauty on the plains 
Entwined with the sacred 
‘Ie’ie vine of Leilono
 
Ha‘ina mai ana ka puana                 
Ku‘u pua hone i ka la‘i           
He nani maoli nō                    
This ends my story
For my honey flower in the calm
A true beauty, indeed