Ka Laʻi ʻŌpua - Maile Kaleikoa


Hanohano wale ʻoe e ka lani Kaulilua
Ma luna o ka moku ahi Akimalala
Hoʻike aʻe ʻoe i kou nani
I ka welo haʻaheo a ko hae kalaunu

Hui:
Makemake aʻe ana i ka laʻi ʻōpua
Kuʻu pua aʻu i manaʻo ai e kui
I lei i wehi nou e ka lani
Makemake aʻe ana i ka laʻi ʻōpua

Ke nonoi a`e nei i Ka Makua Mana Loa
Hoʻike mai hoʻi e ka lani Kaulilua
A hiki i kou huli hoʻi ana mai
E ʻike i ke aupuni o Hawaiʻi nei


So glorious are you, your majesty, Kaulilua
Aboard the steamship "Admiral"
Show your beauty
The proud fluttering of your crown flag

Chorus:
Gentle winds and calm cloud banks are desired
I thought of stringing flowers
Into leis to decorate you, o king
Gentle winds and calm cloud banks are desired

I ask the all powerful Father
To guide you, your majesty
And make possible your return
To see the kingdom of Hawaiʻi


Source: Johnny Noble’s Royal Collection of Hawaiian Songs © 1928 Johnny Noble Rights throughout the world controlled by Miller Music Corp. - This song honors King David Kalåkaua and expresses the love and reverence the Hawaiian people felt for their king.