Aloha ʻIa ʻO Waiʻanae - by Abigail Pililāʻau & Rachael Kaleiwahea 

Aloha ʻia ʻo Waiʻanae
He malu i ka ulu niu
Ulu niu kaulana ʻo Pōkaʻī
He nani ke ʻike aku

Kū kilakila Kaʻala
Kuahiwi kau i ka hano
Uluwehi i ka maile lau liʻiliʻi
He ʻala huʻihuʻi ē

Pā ana ka makani he Kaiāulu
He aheahe mālie
Puīa i ke ʻala o ka ʻawapuhi
He pua ʻala onaona

Haʻina mai ka puana
ʻO Waiʻanae kuʻu home
Home i aloha ʻia e mākou
Home poina ʻole

Love for Waiʻanae
The peaceful shady
Famous coconut grove of Pōkaʻī Bay
I see the beauty

Majestic Kaʻala
The glorious mountain
Where the small leaf maile grows in profusion
With its penetrating fragrance

The wind named Kaiāulu
Blows gently
Brings the fragrance of ginger
The sweet smelling flower

Tell the refrain
Of my home at Wai`anae
The home that we love
The unforgettable home

Source: Hailama Farden - In a video taped interview given to Hailama by Mrs. Pililāʻau's remaining two daughters, Agnes Kim & Mercy Garcia, they stated the song was written by Auntie Rachael Kaleiwahea, who took the mele to Auntie Abbie to paka (edit). Since Mrs. Pililāʻau had much to edit, she joined in ownership. Kaʻala is the highest mountain on Oʻahu. Pōkaʻî means Pō the night of Ī and was the name of a no longer existing coconut grove in the area of Kamaile, near the present site of Waiʻanae Intermediate School. Glen Kila, descendant of Kila-Pililaʻau ʻohana says, "the original name of Pōka'i Bay is Malaea and the sandy beach is Nene'u. My father was born at Nene'u and my great grandmother and her ohana are direct descendants of the aboriginal families of Nene'u.” Hawaiian Text edited by Puakea Nogelmeier. © 1973 Henry K. Kim