Ku`u Manu (My Bird) - Alice Nāmakelua

Kuʻu manu, kuʻu manu
Ke kani mai nei
He leo nahenahe ko kuʻu manu
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He leo nahenahe ko kuʻu manu
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He hulu melemele
Ko kuʻu wahi manu
Ke kani honehone mai nei
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Ke kani honehone mai nei
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He manu ʻiʻiwi
Kekahi manu nani
He hulu ʻula loa ko ia manu
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He hulu ʻula loa ko ia manu
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My bird, my bird
It is singing
A sweet voice has my bird
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A sweet voice has my bird
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A yellow feather
Has my bird
It is sweetly singing
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It is sweetly singing
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The `i`iwi bird
It is another pretty bird
Its feathers are all red, this bird
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Its feathers are all red, this bird
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Source: Kamai Collection - Translated by Alice Nāmakelua