Maika`i Kaua`i - by Henry Waiau 

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Maikaʻi nō Kauaʻi
Hemolele i ka mālie
Kuahiwi nani Waiʻaleʻale
Lei ana i ka mokihana
 
Hanohano wale lei o Hanalei
I ka ua nui hōʻeha ʻili
I ka wai o ʻuʻinakolo
I ka poli o Nā Molokama



So beautiful is Kauaʻi
So perfect in the calm
Pretty Mount Waiʻaleʻale
Wears the mokihana lei
 
So glorious is Hanalei
Rain that hurts the skin
The rustling water
In the bosom of Nā Molokama

Source: Ea Collection - Based on a chant by Kapaʻakea, father of Kalākaua, in honor of Pauahi Bishop's hânai child, Keolaokalani, who died at 7 months. The original chant may have been composed for Kaumualiʻi, the Kauaʻi chief. The music, called Lei I Ka Mokihana, was composed by Henry Waiau, the choir director of Lihuʻe Hawaiian Congregational Church. Translator unknown, Music clip by Gippy Cooke