Laʻe Laʻe - Bina Mossman

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Ua laʻi no au, laʻe la laʻe laʻe
Me ka liko ka lehua, laʻe la laʻe laʻe
E hoʻoipo ana, laʻe la laʻe laʻe
Me ke aloha, laʻe la laʻe laʻe

I hoapili paʻa, laʻe la laʻe laʻe
No mi nei, laʻe la laʻe laʻe
Maʻaneʻi mai ʻoe, laʻe la laʻe laʻe
Ma kuʻu poli, laʻe la laʻe laʻe

I hoa kui lima, laʻe la laʻe laʻe
I ke one o Mālama, laʻe la laʻe laʻe
Mālama iho ʻoe, laʻe la laʻe laʻe
Ke aloha a kāua, laʻe la laʻe laʻe

Hoʻokahi puʻuwai, laʻe la laʻe laʻe
Me ka lokahi, laʻe la laʻe laʻe
Laʻi ai ka nohona, laʻe la laʻe laʻe
Me kuʻu ipo, laʻe la laʻe laʻe

E ola mau loa, laʻe la laʻe laʻe
Kuʻu mau pua, laʻe la laʻe laʻe
ʻA puka i ke ao, laʻe la laʻe laʻe
Mālamalama, laʻe la laʻe laʻe

Haʻina ka puana, laʻe la laʻe laʻe
Aʻo kuʻu pua, laʻe la laʻe laʻe
Ka liko ka lehua, laʻe la laʻe laʻe
Naʻu e lei, laʻe la laʻe laʻe



I am content, tra la la la
With the lehua bud
(I) will woo
With love

Be a close companion
For me
Come here
To my bosom

Friend I hold hands with
On the sands of Mālama
Take care of
The love that belongs to us

One heart
In accord
Peaceful the relationship
With the sweetheart

Long live
My flower
That appears in
Daylight

Tell the refrain
Of my flower
The bud of the lehua
Mine to wear as a lei


 

Source: This poem was given to the composer when she and her husband were courting. Written by her mother, it predicts happiness for the couple who will be together forever; and so it was. Copyright Criterion Music Corp. Music clip by Gippy Cooke


Laʻe Laʻe - Traditional Waimea paniolo version

Ke lawe ʻia aʻe, laʻe la laʻe laʻe
Kuʻu aloha, laʻe la laʻe laʻe
Ka hope kai hui, laʻe la laʻe laʻe
Mauna Loa, laʻe la laʻe laʻe

Ua hiki no ʻoe, laʻe la laʻe laʻe
Aʻe hele ana, laʻe la laʻe laʻe
A naʻu no ia, laʻe la laʻe laʻe
ʻOni hoʻokahi, laʻe la laʻe laʻe

ʻI mai ʻoe, laʻe la laʻe laʻe
He aloha kou, laʻe la laʻe laʻe
He aloha wale naʻe, laʻe la laʻe laʻe
Ko lehelehe, laʻe la laʻe laʻe

I ʻike mua au, laʻe la laʻe laʻe
Kou hana ia, laʻe la laʻe laʻe
Haʻalele, ia ʻoe, laʻe la laʻe laʻe
I ke alahele, laʻe la laʻe laʻe
 
Ka pā konane, laʻe la laʻe laʻe
A ka mahina, laʻe la laʻe laʻe
Aloha Hawaiʻi, laʻe la laʻe laʻe
ʻOni mai i hope, laʻe la laʻe laʻe
 
Haʻina ʻia mai, laʻe la laʻe laʻe
Ana ka puana, laʻe la laʻe laʻe
Aia ʻo Kohala, laʻe la laʻe laʻe
Kuʻu aloha, laʻe la laʻe laʻe
 
Haʻina ʻia mai, laʻe la laʻe laʻe
Ana ka puana, laʻe la laʻe laʻe
Ka hainaka welo, laʻe la laʻe laʻe
O ke ahiahi, laʻe la laʻe laʻe

Source: Pueo Pata, Kindy Sproat