‘Ala Pikake - Manu Boyd



Maliu mai e ka ‘ala pikake lae
Ku‘u hoapili o ke ano ahiahi lae

Ahi wela mai nei loko, he ‘i‘ini nui lae
No ka liko pua nani i Wai‘alae lae

I laila aku au i ka pō nei lae
‘Oiai ‘o Māhealani e pä mai lae

Pa‘ipa‘i lau i ka pā könane lae
I pua na‘u e kui a lawa pono lae

He pono nei nui kino ke lei ‘ia lae
Kāhiko ‘ia mai luna a lalo lae

Ha‘ina ‘ia mai ana ka puana lae
Ku‘u hoapili o ke ano ahiahi lae

Ha‘ina hou ‘ia mai ana ka puana lae
No ke ‘ala pikake e moani nei la


Pay attention, o fragrance of jasmine
My companion of the evening hour

Passion within, overcome with desire
For the attractive blossom at Wai`alae

I was there last night
When the Mähealani moon shone brightly

I struck the leaf branches, bathed in moonlight
In order to acquire blossoms to string until complete

All is well when I am enwreathed
Adorned from head to toe

Tell the refrain
For my companion of the evening hour

Tell again my song
For the fragrance of jasmine that carries on the breeze

Source: Makaha Sons CD “Nâ Pua o Hawai‘i