Bucking Horse Hula - Pua Kealoha

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Kau ka lio ka bucking horse, a neʻe neʻe mai e he pili lā

A giddiapu no hoi papa, auwe no hoi
A giddiapu no hoi mama, pehea ʻoe papa, fine e,e,e,
Papa, da odder day I been see this haole, no hoi, ride horse
He go up, he come down, no hoi, he go up,
Oh sweetheart, that's "posting", no hoi ka ua, "posting"

Kau ka lio ka bucking horse, a neʻe neʻe mai e he pili lā
A giddiapu no hoi papa, pehea ʻoe mama, fine, no hoi, auwe
Hana mālie no hoi ka ua e,e,e,
Auwe, da odder day, no hoi I been see this wahine haole ride horse
No ka the please no hoi, go the other side
Auwe, no hoi, he go like anything no hoi
Oh that side saddle, sweetheart, side saddle
Po ao o ka ua, Daddy, po ao

Kau ka lio ka bucking horse, a neʻe neʻe mai e he pili lā
Giddiapu no hoi papa, giddiapu no hoi mama, pehea ʻoe e papa, auwe
Hana mālie no hoi ka ua, auwe, no hoi e-e-e too too divine
He go mamua, he come back no hoi
As he go mamua, pilikia no hoi mahope
Oh, that's "canter" sweetheart "canter"
No hoi ka ua "canta", hana mālie no hoi ka ua

Kau ka lio ka bucking horse, a neʻe neʻe mai e he pili lā
A giddiapu no hoi papa, auwe, pehea ʻoe mama, auwe no hoi
Hana mālie no hoi ka ua, auwe e-e-e , too too divine
E nei papa da odder day, I been see this, no hoi, horse, you know
Hele a kai no hoi, e nei O ma ka ua no hoi, ku ma no hoi
E nei papa bring your horse o here no hoi he get the Buffalo grass
Kai ke ia kai, a e nei bring your other horse no hoi, Manienie grass
Hana mālie no hoi ka ua papa, hana mālie no hoi, I

Kau ka lio ka bucking horse, A neʻe neʻe mai
Auwe, hele a pilikia o pehea ʻoe papa
Auwe no hoi hana mālie no hoi ka ua, a
Pehea a ʻoe, auwe, auwe no hoi

Source: G. Cooke collection - composed in the 1930's using Pidgin English lyrics. Music clip by Gippy Cooke