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Hilo Hula

Kaulana mai nei `o Hilo `eâ
Ka ua Kanilehua `eâ
Ka ua ho`opulu `ili `eâ
Ka `ili o ka malihini `eâ

Nani wale ho`i ka `ikena `eâ
Ka nani o Waiâkea `eâ
Ka wai o Waiolama `eâ
Mâlamalama Hawai`i `eâ

Kaulana ho`i Mokuola `eâ
He moku au i ke kai `eâ
E ho`opulu `ili nei `eâ
Ka hunehune kai `eâ

Lei ana i ka lei nani `eâ
Ka pua o ka lehua `eâ
Ha`ina mai ka puana `eâ
No ka ua Kanilehua `eâ

Famous is Hilo
And it's rain called Kanilehua
Rain that wets one's skin
Especially those of the newcomers

Lovely is the scenery
And beauty of Waiakea
The water of Waiolama
Brightens Hawai`i (the island)

Situated here is Mokuola
An island set apart in the sea
Drenching the skin
The mist of the sea

Wear the lei of loveliness
The blossom of the red lehua
Tell the refrain
The rain called Kanilehua

 

Mele Lanai
Words & music by Val Kepilino

He mele kêia aina o Lâna`i
Ka huina li`ili`i o nâ mokupuni
Li`ili`i ka mana`o me ka `ôlelo
Mea nui o nâ moku `âina

Kona pua pono`î ke kaunaoa
Ua `oi kona u`i mua ka lehua
Ka wai ho`olu`u like meke kula
Pili me kûkuna o ka lâ

Ka mea nui o kêia ailana
Ka halakahiki ho`owaiwai
E ho`okaulana `oe kou inoa
'Imi ola no ka lehulehu

Ha`ina `ia mai ana ka puana
Pumehana kou inoa a`o Lâna`i
Li`ili`i `oe ke aloha nui
He mana`o poina `ole

Here is my song of Lâna`i
One of the little islands of Hawai`i
Though it be little in words and thoughts
It is a very important island

Her own flower is the kaunaoa
She has her own beauty as the lehua of Hawai`i
The dye of her color is like gold
Almost a duplicate of the rays of the sun

This island is recognized for
The pineapple that brings her wealth
Her name is known everywhere
It brings prosperity to the population

Now ends my song of Lâna`i
Lâna`i, your name is warmly recalled
Though you are small, you are greatly loved
You'll never be forgotten

 

Aloha Kaua‘i 
Aloha mokihana pua o Kauaʻi
Wili ʻia me ka maile lau liʻiliʻi
He uʻi onaona, he aloha au iā ʻoe
Me aʻu, me ʻoe i ka puʻuwai


Beloved is the mokihana, flower of Kaua’i Entwined with the dainty-leafed maile
Maile so dainty
A gragrant loveliness, I love you
Be close to my heart
Aloha nō ʻo Kauaʻi
Luana, Hoʻokipa i nā malihini
Puana, kaulana ka inoa ʻo Kauaʻi
Haʻaheo he nani hiwahiwa
Kauaʻi, he nani nō ʻoe
Beloved indeed is Kaua’i
And the home, Luana, so welcoming to visitors
The story is told of the fame of the name Kaua’i
Proud, a cherished beauty
Kaua’I you are beautiful indeed

Source: He Mele Aloha; Hawaiian Songbook

 

Church In An Old Hawaiian Town
by John Noble

In a little village church
In an old Hawaiian town
That's when I met the girl of my dreams

When the organ played a song
And the choir sang along
It was just like heaven to me

And when the preacher said, "Amen"
I took her by the arms and then
Down the aisle we strolled together

That's when I found my happiness
With the girl that God had blessed
In that church in an old Hawaiian town
Yes, in that church, in an old Hawaiian town

 

Never This Lucky 
Composed by: CJ Helekahi

1st verse
Just to be close to you.  Like I always wanted to
Feeling your breath upon my neck, it’s oh so new
As you lay asleep, right next to me
Hoping the sun would never shine, upon your face

Why did this happen to me, I’m never this lucky
To have the woman I’ve loved for years…in my bed

Chorus:
Why did this happen, please someone tell me why
I’m not complaining, I was this lonely guy
Why did this happen…tell me why…tell me why

2nd verse

As the sun appears, hoping you are here
So I can look into your eyes and tell it’s truth
But for some reason, you’re not here it seems
I know you were only here in my dream

How did this happen to me, I’m never this lucky
To have the woman I’ve loved for years…in my bed

Chorus:
Why did this happen, please someone tell me why
I’m not complaining, I was this lonely guy
Why did this happen…tell me why…tell me why

Bridge:

I know this happened for some reason…for I see her face everywhere.

Chorus:
Why did this happen, please someone tell me why
I’m not complaining, I was this lonely guy
Why did this happen…tell me why…tell me why

 

Mahina O Hoku
Lillian Awa

`Auhea wale `oe
Mahina o hoku
Ho`ike a`e `oe
A i kou nani

Ua la`i nâ kai
Mehameha nâ pali
O `oe a`o wau
E ho`oipoipo nei

E moani ke `ala
O ka pua hiînano
E `apo mai `oe
**(O `oe a`o wa
Me ku`u aloha

Ha`ina kou inoa
Mahina o hoku
He noho nani mai la
Mauna lani ki`eki`e


Where are you
Full moon of the night
Reveal your
Beauty

The seas are calm
The cliffs are lonely
But you and I
Are making love

How fragrant
Is the hinano blossom
That captivates you
**(You taught me)
My love

Tell of your name
Full moon of the night
There beauty sits high
Above the heavenly mountains

 

Ka Mahina Malamalama 
Composed by: Kaiolohia Smith
Music by: CJ Helekahi

Ka mahina malamalama kau mai i luna
i luna i ke alo o ka maka opua

The bright moon way up above. 
So high up in the face of the clouds.

Ua ‘ike i kou nani e ku’u hoa ho’oheno
Ku’u hoa milimili i ku’u pu’u wai

I have seen your beauty my dearest friend,
My close companion of my heart.

He waiwai no ‘oe i ka poli pumehana
i ka pa kolonahe o ka Malualua

So rich indeed are your ways to my inner self,
In the cool breeze of the famous Malualua wind.

E ka pa konane o ka mahina la
Ka mahina malamalama eo e ku’u nani

So luscious is the gleaming light of the moon,
The bright moonlight is your beauty.

 

What Aloha Means to Me
Composed by: CJ Helekahi & Tanya Rene Falk-Helekahi

Hawaii is my home.  A piece of my heart
It feels my soul with love, life and joy

Plumeria flower leis.  The fresh banana bread
The ‘ehukai and sun goes to my head

Chorus:
Aloha means hello, goodbye and I love you
This is what aloha…means to me

All the ‘ohana down the beach.  The keiki’s in the sand
Laughing, playing, swimming with all the gang

Kalua pig and poi.  Laulau rice and fish
A luau down the bay is the bestest

Chorus:
Aloha means hello, goodbye and I love you
This is what aloha…means to me

Bridge:
Aloha means hello, goodbye and I love you
Aloha means a lot in Hawai’i nei

Chorus:
Aloha means hello, goodbye and I love you
This is what aloha…means to me

Hawaii is my home.  A place I’ll never leave.
It fills my soul with love, life and joy
It fills my soul with love, life and joy
This is what aloha means to me

Hawai’i is my home
A piece of my heart
This is what aloha means to me

 

I Will Never Leave You Hana Maui 
Composed: CJ Helekahi

1st Verse
There’s a little place here on Maui
Where the land is green and the air is fresh and clean
Where you can see the stars at night and the dark side of the moon
And see your future in its womb

Chorus:
I will never leave you Hana, Maui
I will never leave you…cause you’re a part of me

2nd Verse
There’s a little place here on Maui
Where the living is slow but the people don’t seem to be
Where the night life of the nights are the crashing of the waves
And hear her voice call you each day

Chorus:
I will never leave you Hana, Maui
I will never leave you…cause you’re a part of me

Bridge:
Like the rays of light that shines on you each day
And the stillness of the night soothes you away
I will never know…what you’ve done to me
Cause now I long for you and you for me

If I’ll leave I would know where I’d long to be
Where the land is green and the air is fresh and clean

Chorus:
I will never leave you Hana, Maui
I will never leave you…cause you’re a part of me
I will never leave you Hana, Maui
I will never leave you…cause you’re a part of me

Hana, Maui
Cause you’re a part of me

 

Hele Mai

chorus
Alakaʻi ʻoe iā mākou 
i loaʻa ē ke ola mau
And you holy spirit lead us
so we have everlasting life.
Hele mai ka ʻuhane nō
Komo mai e launa pū
Holy spirit come in,
and fill me. 

source: Hawaiian Hymn