Aloha Kuʻu Home Kāneʻohe - by Louise Hart Hopkins

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Aloha kuʻu home a i Kāneʻohe
A me nā pali hāuliuli o nā Koʻolau

Noho aku i ka laʻi kuʻu home
ʻUpu aʻe ka manaʻo no nā hoaloha

I laila mākou uilani ai
A me ka wai noenoe e pipiʻi ana

Hoʻokahi ka manaʻo i kualono
A me ka leo aloha e hoʻokipa mai

Haʻina ʻia mai ana ka puana
A me nā pali hāuliuli o nā Koʻolau




Greetings to my home in Kāneʻohe
And the green cliffs of the Koʻolaus

Staying in the peace of my home
Bringing thoughts of friends

There we find pleasure
And misty bubbling waters

One thought in the mountain ranges
And the beloved voice of hospitality

Tell the refrain
Of the green cliffs of the Koʻolaus


Source: Na Mele O Hawai;ʻi Nei by Sam Elbert & Noelani Mahoe - Written in 1939, the composer honors her lovely home, Halekou, nestled in the beautiful Koʻolau's, . Music clip by Me Ke Aloha Pumehana Serenaders Translation Na Mele o Hawaiʻi Nei. Hawaiian Text edited by Puakea Nogelmeier