Pua P?kake (Jasmine Flower) - Words & music by Charles E. King


?Auhea wale ana `oe
E ke `ala pua pîkake
`O ka `i`ini ka`u a loko
E loku nei i ka pu`uwai
E ake no au e `ike
I ke `ala pua pîkake
Ku`u lei o ka la walea
Hoa kâ`ana o ko aloha

Ka`u nui aku ka mana`o
E ake ana no e `ike
I ke kumu o ke`ala
E hone nei i ku`u poli
E o mai i kou inoa
E ke `ala pua pîkake
Inâ o ka lia a loko
He makana ia na ka pu`uwai

Where can you be
O fragrant jasmine blossom
A desire for you
Possesses my heart
I an anxious to smell
The fragrance of the jasmine
My lei for the day
I spend with the person I love

I look forward too
With eagerness to see
The source of the fragrance
That touches my heart
Reply to your praise
O fragrant jasmine
The choice ad gift
Of my heart

Source: King's Hawaiian Melodies -The jasmine was introduced from India about 1860. A favorite of Queen Emma, it was sometimes called the Queen's flower. Copyright 1917, 1943 Charles E. King