Memories of Old Hawaiʻi - Traditional

Memories of old Hawaiʻi
Is slowly drifting away, escaping today
Too soon, too soon!
The love that was old Hawaiʻi
Is drifting off with the tide
Each morning, night and noon
Like the flowers, once we knew blooming everywhere
The big hibiscus you wore in your hair
Now only the memories I treasure remain
All we can do is cry out in vain
Memories of old Hawaiʻi always be the same

Source: Hailama Farden, Ida Keliʻi Chun CD "Memories of Old Hawaiʻi