Moanikeʻala - Prince William Pitt Leleiohoku

ʻAuhea ʻo Moanikeʻala
Hoa pili o mī nei
A he aha kāu hana e pāweo nei
E ka makani Puʻulena

Hui:
Kuhi au a he pono kēia
Āu e hoʻapaʻapa mai nei
E wiki mai ʻoe i pono kāua
I ʻolu hoʻi au e ke hoa

Hoʻohihi aku au e ʻike
I ka wai māpunapuna
Ua Tuahine piʻo ānuenue
O ia uka ʻiuʻiu

Eia hoʻi au ua wehi
Ua liʻa ke onaona

Ia wai ʻona a ka lehua
Wai mūkīkī a ka manu

Where are you my wind-borne fragrance
My dearest, my closest companion
Why are you avoiding me
O Puʻulena breeze

Chorus:|

I thought all was well between us
Why do you keep me waiting
Hurry that all may be well with us
And I`ll be pleased my dear companion 

I am longing to see
The bubbling spring
The Tuahine rain, the rainbow's arch
In that distant upland 

Here am I all bedecked
Thrilled by the fragrance
And the sweet honey of lehua
Honey sipped by the birds

Source: King's Hawaiian Melodies © 1916, 43 Charles E. King - Composed by the younger brother of David Kalākaua and Lili'uokalani, this may have been written for a lover from Kona and a tryst in Manoa valley. Translated by Kini Sullivan & Mary Pukui