Adios Ke Aloha (Goodby My Love) - by Prince William Pitt Leleiohoku 

Listen to Adios Ke Aloha on Youtube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7Dk5H80XqE

E kuʻu belle o ka pō laʻi laʻ
Ka lawe mālie a ka mahina
Kō aniani mai nei e ke ahe
ʻĀhea ʻoe hoʻolono ma

Hui:
ʻĀhea ʻoe, ʻāhea ʻoe
ʻOe hoʻolono mai
I nei leo nahenahe
Adios, adios ke aloha

E ka hauʻoli ʻiniki puʻu wai
E ke aloha e maliu mai ʻoe
Ke hoʻolale mai nei e ke Kiu
Ua anu ka wao i ka ua

Hoʻokahi kiss
Dew drops he maʻū ia
E ka belle o ka noe līhau
Eia au lā e ke aloha
Ke huli hoʻi nei me ka noe


Prince William Pitt Leleiohoku

My belle of the clear night
When the moon shines in its tranquility
And a gentle breeze plays
Oh, when will you listen to me

Chorus:
When, when
Will you listen?
To this gentle plea?
Goodbye, goodbye beloved

O happiness that grips the heart
O beloved hearken to me

The Kiu breeze brings a message
That the forest is made cold by the rain

One kiss
As cool as a dew drop, will do
O belle of the ice cold mist

Here I am, your lover
Returning empty handed


Source: King's "Songs of Hawaiʻi" Copyright 1942 Charles E. King - Written in the 1870's, Leleiohoku was influenced by the music of the Mexican cowboys or vaqueros. Captain Vancouver presented a gift of longhorn cattle to King Kamehameha I, at Kealakekua, in 1793. A 10-year kapu was placed on the cattle to allow them to multiply and assure the island of a constant food supply. The wild cattle became a menace and Kamehameha III, in 1832, invited
3 of Mexico's best cowboys, (Kossuth, Ramon and Lauzada) to Waimea to teach the paniola's the art of roping.
Translated by Mary Pukui