Malihini Mele - Words & music by R. Alex Anderson

 

As I strolled along the shore
In a muʻumuʻu made of koa
While I played a tune
On my sweet ʻokolehao

And I sang a pretty song
As she danced her sweet kapu
With a wikiwiki smile
And nui nui holokū

Pretty soon by the light of the tropical moon
A malihini did appear
And he strolled hand in hand
On the beautiful sand with a lovely pilikia

Then he softly told her how
He'd seen a great big bad lūʻau
With a red ʻōpū
And great big hukilau

Humuhumunukunukuāpuaʻa
Came swimming along
Singing a song
Kānes and wāhines and even little keikis

Sing a hoʻomalimali and a welakahao
As I strolled along the shore
In a muʻumuʻu made of koa
While I played a tune
On my sweet ʻokolehao


Source: Copyright 1934 EMI/Miller Catalog Inc