`Âina Kaulana - Bill Ali`iloa Lincoln

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`Âina kaulana a o Hilo Hanakahi
Ho`oheno ana au me ka lehua

Hilo i ka nani a o Hilo nei
Me ka wai kaulana a o Wailoa

Hanohano he ala i kau mai la i luna
Ka `ôpua noho mai i ka wêkiu

Aloha kahi wai a o Waianuenue
Ia mai lomilomi me ku`u aloha

Huli aku nânâ iâ Mokuola
I ka nehe a ke kai, i ka iliili

Ha`ina` ia mai ana ka puana
Ho`oheno ana au me ka lehua




Renowed land of Hilo Hanakahi
I cherish Hilo and the lehua blossoms

Hilo is beautiful
With the famous water of Wailoa

Glorious is the fragrance high above
The cloud that rests on the highest point

Beloved is the water of Waianuenue
That place is caressed with my love

Turn and look to Mokuola
The rustling of the sea on the pebbles

Let it be told
I cherish Hilo and the lehua blossoms


Source: G. Cooke collection - recorded by Keali`i Joy on " `Âina Kaulana"album. Music clip by Gippy Cooke