- No ka Moku Kiakahi ke aloha, lā
- Ka ʻeleu holo i ka moana.
- Luʻu a iho aʻe, piʻi i luna ka hope,
- E paʻa lima pono i ka palekai!
- Oʻolopū nā peʻa kapalili i ka maka,
- Popohe i ka makani.
- ʻOʻoleʻa ke kia, kuhi aʻe i ka lani,
- Pou nemonemo i ka ʻehu kai.
- Uī uī, ʻeʻeʻina ka ʻoneki o lalo
- Walawala ka pumi ma hope.
- Pakīpakī ka maka ihu i ka huleilua,
- A kuli i ka ʻāpohopoho.
- Haʻina ʻia mai ka puana, lā
- No ka Moku Kiakahi ke aloha.
- Haʻina hou ʻia mai ka puana, lā,
- Ka ʻeleu holo i ka moana
- For the one-masted ship is my
- For the lively one who sails the sea.
- The prow dips down and
sideways, the stern lifts,
- Hold on fast to the
- The sails billlow and flutter ibefore me,
- Filled and swelling in the the wind.
- The mast stands rigid, pointing
- A pillar slick with the sheen of
- The deck below me is squeaking and creaking,
- The boom careens
- The bowsprit sprays in the pitch and toss
- And the clamor of the sea against the hull is deafening
- Let the story be known througthe tellliing
- Of my love for the one-masted
- Told and told is the tale
- The lively one who sails the sea.