Makee ʻAilana - by James K. I`i 
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Makee ʻailana ke aloha lā
ʻĀina i ka ʻehuʻehu o ke kai

ʻElua ʻekolu nō mākou
I ka ʻailana māhiehie

Ka leo o ka wai kaʻu aloha
I ka ʻî mai ē anu kāua

Inā ʻo you me mī nei
Noho ʻoe i ka noho paipai

Haʻina ʻia mai ana ka puana
Makee ʻAilana huʻe ka manaʻo

I love Makee island
Land freshened by the sea spray
 
There were two or three couples with us
On this charming island
 
I love the sound of the water
When it speaks, we two are chilled
 
I wish you were here with me
Sitting in the rocking chair
 
The story is told of
Makee ʻAilana, with its fond memories
Source: Baker Collection - The present site of the Honolulu Zoo parking lot, this island was named for the sea Captain James Makee (1812-1879) born in Woburn, Massachusetts. It was off the shore of Kapiʻolani Park, where a fresh water stream flowed into the ocean. There was a bridge across this stream and lilies in the water. Older musicians seem to remember 2 other verses. Music clip by Paina