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The Song Within The Song - track 4. KHBC

(Pulama)
September 19, 2013
By: Vicki II Rodrigues

from: The Song Within The Song

track 4. KHBC 2:48  (Vicki I‘i Rodrigues)


This song was written for the very first broadcast of the Big Island’s first radio station on May 1, 1936. In March 2003, the Hilo Broadcasting Company announced the return of KHBC—“Ka home a‘o Pele” (“The home of Pele”)—to the Big Island airwaves

 

 

 

KHBC
By: Vicki Ii Rodrigues
 
Aia i ka la‘i, ula la ‘e ho                   
O Keaukaha la, ula la ‘e ho                        
KHBC, ula la ‘e ho                                    
Ka home a‘o Pele, ula la ‘e ho          
There in the calm, yodel
Of Keaukaha, yodel
KHBC, yodel
The home of Pele, yodel
 
Ke ‘anapa nei, ula la ‘e ho                         
Ka uwila makeneki, ula la ‘e ho                 
Mea ‘ole ia loa, ula la ‘e ho                        
I ka hana ka uwila, ula la ‘e ho                  
Sparks, yodel
The electric magnet yodel
Distance is nothing, yodel
For the electricity’s work, yodel
 
Na ka uwila, ula la ‘e ho                            
E hali nei, ula la ‘e ho                       
Ka leo mele, ula la ‘e ho                             
A lohe ‘oukou, ula la ‘e ho                         
Electricity, yodel
Carries, yodel
The singing voice, yodel
So you can all hear, yodel
 
Ke hea nei, ula la ‘e ho                     
Ke mele nei, ula la ‘e ho                             
‘Auhea ‘oukou, ula la ‘e ho                        
E ho‘olohe mai, ula la ‘e ho              
It calls out, yodel
It sings out, yodel
Pay attention all of you, yodel
Listen in, yodel
 
Ha‘ina ka puana, ula la ‘e ho          
Ua mele ‘ia, ula la ‘e ho                             
KHBC, ula la ‘e ho                                    
Ka home a‘o Pele, ula la ‘e ho                    
The story is told, yodel
It is sung for, yodel
KHBC, yodel
The home of Pele, yodel