Ginger Blossom - Words and music by Natalie Ai Kamauu

Awaiāulu lā ke aloha
No kuʻu ipo
Hanu lipo o ka ʻawapuhi
Ginger blossom onaona

E pā aheahe mālie ʻoe
Nahenahe ka pilina nei
Aia hoʻi kuʻu milimili
Sweet ʻawapuhi

Mikiʻoi ke kui ʻia ʻana i ka lei
Kau poʻohiwi
Mea hoʻohiwahiwa no ke aloha
He ʻala onaona kou

Haʻina mai ana ka puana
No kuʻu ipo
Me aʻu ʻoe a mau loa
Ginger Blossom onaona

My sweet ʻawapuhi ē

Love is bound
To the sweetheart
Inhale the ginger
Fragrant ginger blossom

You are soft and gentle
A sweet relationship
Come my beloved
Sweet ginger

Neat and strong the lei
Placed on the shoulder
To honor with love
Your lovely fragrance

Tell the refrain
My sweetheart
You and me forever
Fragrant ginger blossom

My sweet ginger


Source: Contributed by T. Yamamoto - Hawaiian Text edited by Puakea Nogelmeier