Maui O Kama - Scott Hai
|E Maui o Kama kuʻu one hanau
Kilakila i ke ku mai o Haleakalā
Hanohano ʻoe no Hono a Piʻilani
Kaulana i Kepaniwai o ʻIao
E ka malu o ke ao e haʻi mai ʻoe
ʻAuhea kuʻu pua roselani
A ke ʻala holo aʻe hiʻipoi nei
I ke aheahe ʻolu a ka makani
|Maui island of Kama, my birthplace
Majestic stands Haleakalâ
Proud are you of the circle of Pi`ilani
Famous for the dam of `Iao
O sheltering cloud, do tell me
Where is my heavenly rose?
Whose fragrance I cherish
In the gentle blowing of the wind
|Source: Verse 1 and hui from Nā Mele
ʻO Hawaiʻi by West Maui Civic Club and translated by Mary Pukui. Kama,
short for Kamalalawalu, was a chief who ruled during Maui's golden age.
He failed in an attempt to capture the island of Hawaiʻi. Verse 1, stanza
3 - The circle of Piʻilani were the islands of Maui, Molokaʻi, Lanaʻi,
seen from the capitol of Lahaina. The six bays of Chief Piʻilani who
ruled in the days of ʻUmi were Honokahua (location or site bay), Honokeana
(cave bay), Honokohau (bay drawing dew), Honokowai, (bay drawing water),
Honolua (two harbors) and Honoana. Verse 1, stanza 4, Kepaniwai is along
the Wailuku river where the army of Kalaniʻopuʻu was nearly annihilated.
The bodies of the warriors formed a dam stopping the flow of water.