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The Song Within The Song - track 5. Aloha Kaua'i

(Pulama)
September 19, 2013
By: Maiki Aiu

from: The Song Within The Song

track 5.  Aloha Kaua‘i 2:15  (Maiki Aiu)


Because we loved it so much, we took this version of Aloha Kaua‘i straight from the source: kumu hula and songwriter Maiki Aiu’s 1970’s recording with her husband’s band, the Kahauanu Lake Trio. We picked up the tempo to accommodate our hula dancers.

Aloha Kaua‘i By:
Maiki Aiu
 
Aloha Kaua‘i
By: Maiki Aiu

Aloha mokihana, pua o Kaua‘i
Wili ‘ia me ka maile lau li‘ili‘i
Maile lau li‘ili‘i
He u‘i, Onaona, he aloha wau ia ‘oe
Me a‘u, me ‘oe i ka pu‘uwai
Beloved is the mokihana, flower of Kaua`i
Entwined with the dainty-leafed maile
Maile so dainty
A fragrant loveliness, I love you
Be close to my heart

Aloha no Kaua‘i
Lauana, ho`okipa malihini
Puana, kaulana ka inoa o Kaua‘i
Ha‘aheo ha nani hiwahiwa
Kaua‘i he nani no ‘oe
Beloved indeed is Kaua‘i
And the home, Luana, so welcoming to visitors
Proud, a cherished beauty
Kaua‘i you are beautiful indeed