Maile Lau Li`ili`i - Ray Kinney & David Burrows

Maile lau liʻiliʻi e
Hoa pili o ka palai

Lau o ka ʻiwaʻiwa
Hoa pili o ka ʻieʻie

Lau o ka ʻawapuhi
Hoʻoheno me ke kahawai

Haʻina ʻia mai ana ka puana
Kau mai Kīlauea

Small leaf maile
Close friend of the palai

Frond of the ʻiwaʻiwa
Close friend of the ʻieʻie

Leaf of the ginger
Cherished with the stream

Tell the refrain
From Kīlauea


Source Johnny Noble’s Hawaiian Hulas - Copyright 1928 Johnny Noble, 1956 Miller Music Corp, Rights throughout the world controlled by Miller Music Inc, NY Translator unknown