Lanaʻi Hula - Words by Mary Robins music by John Nobl
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Hanohano ka inoa aʻo Lanaʻi
Lei ana i ka pua o ka kaunaʻoa
  
ʻŌlelo kauoha na kuʻu aloha
Hina wau i ka hewa mamuli oʻu
  
Ua ola na kini o ka ʻāina
I ka hui hana hala aʻo ke kaona
  
Ke moani mai nei ʻala e ka hala
Ke hea mai nei iaʻu e kipa 
 
He aku no wau e ō mai ʻoe
Lei ana Lanaʻi i ka kaunaʻoa
Distinguished is the name of Lanaʻi
Wearing the kaunaʻoa flower lei
  
My beloved speaks a command
I fall in sin myself
  
The people of the land live
By the pineapple, the work of the town
  
The fragrance of the hala wafts hither
Calling me to visit
 
I call and you answer
Lanaʻi wears the kaunaʻoa lei


Source: John Noble's Hawaiian Hulas, Copyright 1932, 1960 Miller Music Corp. Translated by Sam Elbert & Noelani Mahoe - Mary Pulaʻa Robins lived on most of the islands with her husband, a lighthouse keeper. The hala or hala Kahiki in verse #4 refers to pineapple not the pandanus.