Aʻoia - John K. Almeida

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Aʻoia a e lilo ana ʻoe iaʻu, ahahana
Onaona kō maka i ʻaneʻi e ka ipo
Wahine uʻi
He uʻi 'iʻo nō ka wahine leo hone
He manu leo leʻa ia o ke kuahiwi
Naʻu ʻoe, naʻu nō e lei haʻaheo

Liʻa wale aku nō ka manaʻo lā i laila
Hoʻohihi
Ua noa kō nui kino naʻu hoʻokahi wale nō
Me ʻoe aʻu pumehana kāua
Me aʻu ʻoe ʻolu nei puʻuwai
Aia lā lilo ana lilo ʻoe iaʻu

That's it, I am going to win you, oh, oh
Your pretty eyes are attracted hither
O lovely dear
You are pretty indeed and your voice is so sweet
Like a sweet-voiced bird of the mountain
You are mine, mine to cherish with pride

For my thoughts are drawn there to you,
My fancy taken
You are all mine and mine alone
With you I find the warmth of love
Having you with me soothes my heart
There now, you are won, won by me

Source: Na Mele Aloha, Translation by Mary Pukui, Edited by Dr. Barbara Price