Sanoe - by Queen Lili`uokalani

ʻAuhea ʻoe e Sanoe
Hoʻopulu liko ka lehua
Eia hoʻi au
Ke kali nei i ko leo 

ʻO ka pane wale mai no
ʻOlu wau mehe wai ʻala
Honehone me he ipo ala
Paila i ka nui kino

E kala nēia kino
I piliwi ai i laila
Pehea e hiki ai
E ko ai o ka manaʻo

Ke hea mai nei water lily
Ke ao mai ʻoe ia kaua
Eia aʻe no o pelo
Manu ʻahaʻi ʻolelo
 
Lohe aku nei na kuhina nui
A he ʻahahui ko Loma
Ke ʻoni aʻe la iluna
E like me Likelike 

Where can you be, Sanoe?
Moistened by the lehua buds
Here I am
Waiting to hear your voice

For the answer only you can give
Refreshing with a sweet perfume
Appealing softly as a sweetheart
Stirring the whole body

It's been a while since this body
Believed all that was there
How is it possible
To fulfill thoughts of love?

The water lily warns us
Be careful
Here comes the carrier of tales
The bird who gossips
 
The titled persons have heard
Of a gathering in Rome
Moving now upward
Like the Princess Likelike

Source: Kamehameha HSI Translated by Henry Kaalakahi and Kaiponohea Hale - This song is about an affair in the royal court. Sanoe, the woman, was probably Kapeka; the gentleman, unknown