By And By Hoʻi Mai ʻOe - Words & Music by Queen Lili`uokalani


Aia i Mauna Kilohana
O aʻu lehua ʻula i ka wao
Na maka ʻohe kiʻi i ka wai
ʻAhaʻi ka ʻiʻini a ka manaʻo

Hui:
By and by hoʻi mai ʻoe
E he ʻala hoene i ka poli
By and by hoʻi mai ʻoe
I ʻaneʻi kaua e laʻi ai

E ʻae ana paha wau i ka ualo
I ka leo hea a ka pololei
E hoʻi aku no wau e pili
Me ka ua Kipuʻu o ka nahele

Mehe ua noe ala ko aloha
E hana mau nei kuʻu nui kino
ʻO kou kai ia e makoi ai
Uʻi ʻaʻa ia pua i ka nani


Lili`uokalani
There at Mount Kilohana
My red lehua of the forest
Sharp eyes fetch the water
And carry off the desire of the heart

Chorus:
By and by you will return
O fragrance that soflty flutters my heart
By and by you will return
Here you and I will spend our days in rapture

I shall perhaps yield to the urge
To the calling voice of the land shell
E shall return to be close
With the Kipu`u rain of the forest

Like a misty rain is your love
That thrills my whole being
It is the love which you tender
That flower glows with beauty

Source: Recorded by Nā ʻŌiwi