Roselani Blossoms - John K. Almeida


Listen to Roselani Blossoms & Kamalani ʻO Keaukaha on YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3_4VVqEVk0

ʻAuhea wale ana ʻoe
E ka liko pua lokelani
He nani nui ʻoe naʻu
No nā kau a kau

Kau nui aku ka manaʻo
I ka wai aʻo ʻīao
Ua inu au a kena
I ka ʻono aʻo ia wai

Eia i ka puʻuwai
Ka ʻiʻini no ka ipo liʻa
ʻO ka liʻa ʻoe a loko
Honehone i kuʻu manawa

Ua like nō a like
Ka ʻanoʻi a ke aloha
He aloha i hiʻipoi ʻia
I ʻapo pūlama ʻia

Haʻina mai ka puana
ʻO Maui nō ē ka ʻoi
Ka liko pua lokelani
Kuʻu lei ʻala onaona

Where are you
Bud of the lokelani blossom
A great beauty, you are mine
Forever

My thoughts return
To the water of ʻĪao
I quenched my thirst
On the delicious water

Here in my heart
Desire for my sweetheart
Yearning deep within
From the depths of my being

Like
The desire and love
Love so cherished
Love so true

Tell the refrain
Of Maui, the best
Bud of the lokelani blossom
My fragrant lei


Source: John Kamealoha Almeida CD available from Cord International - One of the many beautiful songs inspired by one of the many beautiful leis given to one of the many beautiful women in the composer's life. Hula translation by Kanani Mana