E Pili mai ʻOe Iaʻu - English Lyrics & Music by Irmgard Âluli
Hawaiian Lyrics by R. Lokomaikaiokalani Snakenberg


E pili mai ʻoe iaʻu
Eia au e pili mai nei
Nonoi aku au iâ ʻoe
E mâlama
E mâlama kou kino

E pili mai ʻoe iaʻu
E pili mai kāua i kēia aloha
E noho mai (e noho mai)
ʻOe e pili i kēia aloha
No nā kau ā kau

Stay close to me
Here I am close to you
I pose to you
To care
To care for yourself

Stay close to me
We two shall be together in this love
Stay, stay
And be close in this love
Forever



Remembering while I hold you close dear
Forgetting that time comes and goes
Each moment is precious with you dear
Holding you close, softly whispering, "I love you."
It's summertime here in our islands

The breezes bring to us our favorite scent of pīkake
We're young again and so in love, so remember
Hold me closer and know dear
That I love but you
Hold me close with aloha, forever more
I kēia aloha no nā kau ā kau

Source: Hailama Farden from "Kani ka pila! The musical legacy of Irmgard Kealiiwahinealohanohokahaopuamana Farden Aluli."