Lahela Kuʻu Pōkiʻi (Rachel, My Little One) - Vicki Iʻi Rodrigues & Lovey Lui Conn

Ke hoʻomana ʻo nei au nā lā piha hauʻoli
Nā kō kiʻi i lawe mai ka ʻiʻini iā ʻoe
  
E hoʻi mai hauʻoli hou kāua
He pua mau ʻoe noʻu he minoʻaka mau kou 
 
Kou mau maka ʻôlinolino ʻimo aku ʻimo mai
E like me nā hōkū o ka lani
  
Puana nei kuʻu mele iā ʻoe kuʻu pōkiʻi
No nā lā i piha hauʻoli nā lā o ke aloha
  
He mele no Lahela kuʻu pōkiʻi
I am contemplating the days filled with happiness
By the photos you brought along with your desire
  
Bringing much joy to us both
You are truly my child, with an everlasting smile 
 
Your sparkling eyes, constantly twinkling
Much like the stars of the heavens
  
My song for you thus ends, little one
For the days filled with happiness and love
  
A song for Rachel, my little one

Source: Tony Conjugacion. - Years ago, Lovey Lui Conn, a famed singer and steel guitarist came to one of her mentors and close friend, Vicki Iʻi Rodrigues, with a collection of pictures she had of one of Aunty Vicki's daughters, Rachel Kānekolia Rodrigues, when she was a child. Together they sat and recollected the many happy times in Rachel's youth and how her sparkling eyes and infectious smile endeared her to all. Lovey expressed a desire to write a song for Rachel.  Collectively, they wrote this song, though Aunty Vicki wanted no credit for her part, as this was a practice she had been known for in her life. It has become a favorite hula standard of many over the years and those who are in the know will frequently sing it for Rachel when they see her.