Kuʻu Hoa (My Companion) - by Francis Kealiʻinohopono Beamer 

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He aloha kuʻu ipo
Kuʻu hoa maka onaona
Noho i ke kuahiwi
 
E hoʻi mai nō kāua
Me au e pili e kuʻu ʻiʻini
A ka puʻu wai
 
O ka pā kōnane
A ka mahina la
Ahuwale no ka pae ʻopua
 
Haʻina mai ka puana
Kuʻu hoa maka onaona
Noho i ke kuahiwi


Love for my sweetheart
My gentle-eyed companion
Who resides in the mountains
 
Let us return, we two
My desire (for you) is
Always in my heart
 
Brightly shining
Is the moon
Revealing the cloudbanks
 
Tell the refrain
My gentle-eyed companion
Who resides in the mountains

Source: M. Leong - Written in 1937 for the composer's wife, Louise Leiomalama Walker Beamer. She was the Hawaiian culture consultant for the movie "Waikiki Wedding" starring Bing Crosby. Injuring her foot, she was unable to work at the studio for a week, inspiring Pono to set his desire to music; to return with his sweetheart to their home in the kuahiwi of Alewa Heights. Music clip by Gippy Cooke