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The Song Within The Song - track 8. He Mele Ho'ohiamoe No Adriane Sage (A Lullaby For Adriane Sage)

(Pulama)
September 19, 2009
By: Jim Romano

from: The Song Within The Song

track 8.  He Mele Ho‘ohiamoe No Adriane Sage 5:26  (James Romano)

 


Our friend Eddie Mendiola asked Jim to write this lullaby for his first granddaughter, Adriane Sage. Pili translated the lyrics into Hawaiian. Pu-lama, with Eddie and Pili, first performed this mele at Adriane Sage’s baptism.

He Mele Ho`ohiamoe No Adriane Sage
(A Lullaby For Adriane Sage)
 
Words and Music by: Jim Romano
Hawaiian translations by: Lyn `Unihipiliowailelepualu Hilliard
Arrangement by: Jim Romano and Kauapāulaukī Rudman
 
 
He makana makamae, na ke Akua no mākou            
Ka makahiapo, e hāliko ana ke aloha hou                  
You are a precious gift to us all from god
The first child born to the flower of our love

Palu mamua o ka loke, ‘ala mamua o ka lei               
E lawe mai ke ola hou, hau‘oli i nā lā āpau                
Kau ā kau, ē Adriane Sage                                        
Softer than the rose, you are the sweetest of leis
You bring with you new life and joy to our days
Always, Adriane Sage

Cradled in my arms, your head nestled to my cheek
Your scent so sweet fills my heart so deeply

In this moment I am entranced by the glowing serenity
The days and years ahead, like moving pictures play in front of me
I can see what will be

Our love is yours   -  Nou i kā mākou aloha
Nurtured and cared for
You will be gentle and loving

Our strength is yours   -  Nou i kō mākou ikaika
Connected to Heaven and Earth
You will stand balanced and strong

Our generations are yours  -  Nou i kō mākou kūpuna
Wisdom and compassion stand with you
You will have respect for life

Chant
He makana makamae na ke Akua no mākou             
He mele ho‘ohiamoe, he inoa, no Adriane Sage        
You are a precious gift to us all from god
This lullaby is a name song for Adriane Sage
 

Softer than the rose, you are the sweetest of leis
You bring with you new life and joy to our days,
Always, Adriane Sage

He makana makamae na ke Akua no mākou
He mele ho`ohiamoe, he inoa, no Adriane Sage
You are a precious gift to us all from god
This lullaby is a name song for Adriane Sage