Ka Nani O Kamananui (The beauty of Kamananui Valley) - Ida Keliʻiokalani Chun
|Hele mākou i Moanalua
Ke ‘ike i ka nani o Kamananui
Piha hau‘oli me ka mo‘olelo
O ke kanaka maika‘i o Hawai‘i
Hele mākou i ke ala hele
Ho‘olono i ke kani o ka pū loku
Nā manu kama‘āina, nā manu ‘āina ‘ē
Ke awāwa ho‘āono ‘o Kamananui
‘O ka lani kia‘ao o Kamananui
E ho‘okomo mai iā mākou a pau
Ua ‘ike mākou, pūlama mākou
Welina mākou iā ‘oe
‘O Lolina Pihapiha, mahalo nui!
|We traveled to Moanalua
And saw the beauty of Kamananui
Filled with joy of stories told
By this fine gentleman of Hawai‘i
Along the trail we went
The sounds of blowing winds we heard
Native birds, introduced birds
In the valley of awe, Kamananui.
The clouds of Kamawaeluahine open
We have seen, we will cherish
Our special love to you.
Mr. Lorin Gill, Thank you greatly!
|Source: Hailama Farden - This mele commemorates a visit to Kamananui Valley, next to Moanalua. Ida Keli‘i Chun was so impressed by the tour given by Mr. Lorin Gill. She composed this mele, April, 1986, as a mahalo to Mr. Gill (“Lolina Pihapiha” in the last stanza) for his hospitality. Recorded by Ida Keliʻi Chun "Memories of Old Hawai`i"|