Nā Hala O Naue (Pandanus Of Naue) - by J. Kahinu

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Nani wale nā hala ʻeā ʻeā
O Naue i ke kai ʻeā ʻeā
Ke ʻoni aʻela ʻeā ʻeā
Pili mai Hāʻena ʻeā ʻeā
ʻEna aku nā maka ʻeā ʻeā
ʻO nā manu i ka pua ʻeā ʻeā
A ʻike i ka lehua ʻeā ʻeā
Mikiʻala i laila ʻeā ʻeā
I laila nō au ʻeā ʻeā
Me ka manaʻo pū ʻeā ʻeā
*(Me ka anoi pū)
Nani wale ka nahele ʻeā ʻeā
I pūia i ke ʻala ʻeā ʻeā
Ke ʻala lauaʻe ʻeā ʻeā
ʻO ka pua mokihana ʻeā ʻeā
ʻOni aku nā Hono ʻeā ʻeā
Ka pua o Piʻilani ʻeā ʻeā
ʻO koʻu lei ia ʻeā ʻeā
ʻO ua laʻi nei ʻeā ʻeā
Haʻina ka inoa ʻeā ʻeā
ʻO Kaleleonālani ʻeā ʻeā
*Alternate phrase


Hala or Pandanus


Prince Albert


Beautiful are the pandanus
Of Naue by the sea
They are swaying
Close to Haʻena
The eyes of the birds look eagerly
At the flowers
When they see the lehua
They gather there
I went there, too
In thought
*(With my beloved)
The forest is beautiful
Drenched in fragrance
Fragrance of lauaʻe ferns
And mokihana berries
The Hono bays appear
The flowers of Piʻilani
She is my lei
And regal peace
The end of the name song
For The-Flight-of-the-Royal-Ones
*Alternate Phrase

Source: King's Hawaiian Melodies © 1930, 43 Charles E. King - This mele honors Kaleleonālani (Flight of the Royal Ones), the name taken by Queen Emma after the deaths of her son Prince Albert in 1862, and her husband, King Kamehameha IV in 1863. Praise of trees, flowers, birds and places was a way of honoring a beloved person. The Hono bays in verse 8 are the 6 Maui bays that begin with the name Hono ruled by Maui Chief Piʻilani. Dancers do not use Hala leis for adornment when they do the hula. This song is an exception. Normally the Hala Pepe (dracaena pleomele) is used rather than the Hala or Pandanus. Music clip by Gippy Cooke