He Mele Hoʻoipoipo - Words & Music by E. Kealiʻi Blaisdell

ʻAuhea wale ana ʻoe
Kuʻu lei nani, kuʻu ipo
Kaʻu mea i kau ahe nei
Hoʻokahi no

He manaʻo he aloha
He aloha kuʻu ipo
Kulu nei i tuʻu wai maka
E hoʻi mai iaʻu

Haʻina ka puana
He ʻanoʻi kuʻu ipo
A ka puʻuwai
E hoʻi mai iaʻu

Where are you
My beautiful lei, my sweetheart
For you have become
My one and only

My thoughts are of love
Love for my sweetheart
My tears are falling
Return to me

Sing the refrain so all may hear
Love for my sweetheart
Always in my heart
Return to me

Source: E. Kealiʻi Blaisdell Album "Keeping It Traditional - This love song was written for the composer's wife Korrie, while he was on a 4 month business trip in 2004; an expression of love and Ionging to return home. Translation by E. Kealiʻi Blaisdell. Copyright 2004