Pua Maeʻole (Never Fading Flower) - by John Squeeze Kamana

Kuʻu pua kuʻu pua maeʻole
Nou mau koʻu liʻa ʻana
He nohea ʻoe i kuʻu maka lā
A no nā kau a kau
Nani he uʻi ka wahine lā
A he lei wehi no nā kūpuna
Kuʻu pua kuʻu pua maeʻole
Nou kuʻu mele nei

Leone Kananipuamaeole

My darling, my never fading flower
You are my constant desire
Your loveliness I will always behold
All of the days
You are a beautiful woman
Treasured by your grandparents
My darling, my never fading flower
This song is for you

John Squeeze Kamana

Source: - The composer wanted to give his daughter, Leone Kananipuamaeole, a musical gift of love. He sought the expertise of Vicki Iʻi Rodrigues who advised him to put his thoughts into words, write it down, she would transcribe it into Hawaiian, and together they would set it to music. Among the first to record this song, writtten in 1949, was Mahi Beamer whose rendition popularized this song, so beautiful, enduring and never fading. © 1954, 82 Criterion Music Corp