Mai Poina ʻOe Iaʻu - by Lizzie Doirin
 

O ʻoe kaʻu i haʻupu aʻe nei
E ka ʻōpua hiki ahiahi
Hiki mai lā no hoʻi ʻoe
Maha e la nei puʻuwai
  
Hui:
Mai poina ʻoe iaʻu
E kaʻu mea e liʻa nei
E hoʻomaumau ka ʻikena
I mau ai ke koiʻi a loko
 
ʻOhaʻoha wale hoʻi
Ko aloha i o`ʻu nei
Me ʻoe pu aku no ia ʻupu
I lei mau no nā kau a kau
It is you that I am thinking of
O cloud that comes in the evening
And when you have come
This heart is at rest
  
Chorus:
Do not forget me
Beloved, of my heart
Let your visits be more frequent
That the love may remain fresh, within
  
Your love is ever fresh to me
May you too, feel the same
That our love be as a lei
Throughout the seasons


Facsimile of ribbon Queen Liliʻuokalani gave to her friends when she was imprisoned in ʻIolani Palace.


Source: Leilani Sexton (grandaughter of Lizzie and Alfred Alohikea) - Elizabeth Kahau Alohikea used the pen name of Lizzie Doirin on some of her compositions. She may have used this name to honor one of her aunts, Doirin. This mele was first published 1907, in the Hawaiian News Co. Ltd. Copyright 1916, 43 Charles E. King Translation by Mary Pukui