Lihuʻe - by Annie Koulukou

Aloha ʻia no aʻo Lihuʻe
I ka ne`e mai a ka ua Paupili
 
Ua pili no au me kuʻu aloha
Me ke kai nehe mai aʻo Niumalu
 
Ua malu ko kino naʻu hoʻokahi
Na ka nani pua rose aʻo Hauola
 
Ua ola no au me kuʻu aloha
A kau i ka pua o ka lanakila
 
Kilakila Haʻupu aʻe ku nei
Kahiko i ka maka a`o ka opua
 
A he pua lei momi na kuʻu aloha
Ua sila paʻa ia i ka puʻuwai
 
A he waiwai nui naʻu ko aloha
Kaulana no ka ʻāina malihini
 
Hea aku no wau o mai ʻoe
Na ka pua lei momi poina ʻole
Beloved is Lihuʻe
In the moving of the Paupili rain
 
I am close with my love
By the murmuring sea at Niumalu
 
Your body is reserved for me alone
By the beautiful rose blossom of Hauola
 
My very life is my love
Worn as the flower of victory
 
Majestic is Haʻupu standing there
Adorned in the mist of the clouds
 
A lei of pearls from my love
Was sealed in my heart
 
Great riches is your love to me
Famous indeed the new land
 
I call, you answer
For the unforgettable person, precious as a rare shell lei


Source: Johnny Noble's Hawaiian Hulas Copyright renewal, 1963 Miller Music Corp - Composed for the town of Lihue, the name of the heavy rain of the area is Paupili. Niumalu beach and Hauola ridge are near Lihue. The pure white precious Ni`ihau shell is also called momi (pearl).