Kalalea - Kealiʻikuaʻāina Kahanu & Kaleialoha Williams

Kiʻekiʻe Kalalea`a i ka makani
ʻO ka pali kaulana o Anahola
Noho iho e ka ʻohu noe i nā pali
A he nani maoli nō mai ʻō a ʻō

A ke aku la e ʻike
I ke kai nehe aʻi Hālaulani
ʻO ka pā kolonahe a ka makani
I laila māua me kuʻu aloha

Kalalea stands majestically in the wind
Famed cliff of Anahola
The mist rests upon the cliffs
Simply exquisite from end to end

I yearn to see
The rustling sea at Hālaulani
The gentle breeze
That's where I am with my sweetheart


Source - P. Williams, great grandaughter of the composers. Recorded by Kainani Kahaunaele, great, great, great grandaughter of composers "Naʻu ʻOe" CD. - Kalalea is the prominenent hill overlooking Anahola, Kawaihau, Kauaʻi. Legend says Hulu, the demigod, who could take the form of a moʻo or bird, pecked the hole near the top, to see the other side. Another legend tells of the hero Kawelo, thrusting his spear to form the hole named Aolani (heavenly cloud). Others give the name of the hero as Kapūnohu. Copyright EMI Miller