Mauna Loa - by Helen Lindsey Parker
 

ʻAuhea wale ʻoe e Mauna Loa lā
Kīkala nui
Hoʻi hoʻi mai ʻoe i kuʻu aloha lā
E, e, e
Kaʻawaloa nei

Ua hiki nō ʻoe a e hele ana lā
Me ka ipo manuahi
A naʻu nō ia ʻoni hoʻokahi lā
E, e. e
Kahi pela aʻo kāua

Kō hinakā popopo lā
ʻAi ʻia e ka ʻelelu
A naʻu nō ia ē kawele nei lā
E, e, e
Kō kāmaʻa miomio

Haʻina ʻia mai ana ka puana lā
Kū ʻoe a hele pēla
A naʻu nō ia ʻoni hoʻokahi lā
E, e, e
I kahi pela aʻo kāua

Where are you o Mauna Loa
Of the big hips
Return my love
Tra la la
To Kaʻawaloa

Until you come
M
y lover
It's my lot to be restless alone

Tra la la
In the place that's for us two

Your hankie is worn
Eaten by the roaches
I use it to wipe off
Tra la la
Your pointy-toed shoes

The story is told
Now you just get out
It's my lot to be restless alone
Tra la la
Where we two used to be


Source: Henry Kaalakahi - This song is not about the mountain or the ship as many believe. It is about a love affair that has ended