Pua Hinahina - Traditional

 

Aloha e ka pua `o ka hinahina
Hina au i ka hewa lâ ma muli ou

Aloha e ka pua `o ka manakô
Ua ho`okô `ia kou makemake

Aloha e ka pua, `o ka pânini lâ
Ka`anini `oe i lalo lâ ma ka `eha koni

Aloha e ka pua `o ka `ôhai
Ho`ohai a`o Pâpâ ke `ike iâ Mâmâ

Aloha e ka pua `o ka `ôhai
Ho`ohai `oe i`au ke `ike mai

Ha`ina mai ana ka puana
Hina au i ka hewa lâ ma muli ou

Beloved is the flower of the hinahina
It is because of you that I have strayed

Beloved is the flower of the mango
Your desire has been satisfied

Beloved is the flower of the pânini
You fall to the ground with a throbbing ache

Beloved is the flower of the `ôhai
Dad flirts with mom when she comes into view

Beloved is the flower of the `ôhai
You flirt with me when I come into view

Tell the refrain
It is because of you that I have strayed

 

Source: John Kameaaloha Almeida CD from Cord International, PO Box 152, Ventura, CA 93002 -Transcription and translation by Keola Donaghy