ʻAhulili - by Scott Haʻi

Listen to ʻAhulili on Youtube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shIn1qGczS4

He aloha nō ʻo ʻAhulili
Ahe lili paha kōiala
I ke kau mau ʻole ʻia
E ka ʻohu kau kuahiwi
E ka ʻohu kau kuahiwi

Eia iho no ka ʻolu
Ke ʻala kūpaoa
Lawa pono ko makemake
E manene ai ko kino
E manene ai ko kino

Paʻa ia iho a paʻa
Ka ʻiʻini me ka ʻanoʻi
He ʻanoʻi nô ka ʻōpua
Ka beauty o Mauna Happy
Ka beauty o Mauna Happy

ʻAko aku wao i ka pua
Kui nō wau a lei
A i lei poina ʻole
No nā kau a kau
No nā kau a kau

Haʻina mai ka puana
He aloha nō ʻAhulili
He lili paha kō ia ala
I ke kau mau ʻole ʻia
I ke kau mau ʻole ʻia
 

A love for ʻAhulili
He might be jealous
For not always being placed on
The mist of the mountain
The mist of the mountain


Here is the cool
Heady fragrance
Your desires that caused arousal
Have satisfied the body
Have satisfied the body


Hold on tightly to
Your desire and your love
The craving for the cloud
The beauty of Happy Mountain
The beauty of Happy Mountain

I have plucked the flower
Strung into a lei
A lei never forgotten
From one season to the next
From one season to the next

Tell the refrain
A love for ʻAhululi
He might be jealous
For not always being placed

For not always being placed


Source: George Cooke Collection - This song with its many versions is about ʻAhulili, a mountain peak in Kaupo, Maui. Lili means jealous. This is an original hand-written manuscript given to George Cooke by Scott Hai, the composer. Translated by Kanani Kamai