Mele O Maui - Scott Hai


Maui O Kama he Kama io no
He Kama a he lei he lei hoʻohie
He lei io no, no Hawaiʻi Nei
Me ka moana Pakipika

Hawaiʻi o Keawe lei ana i ka lehua
Molokaʻi O Hina ohuohu i ke kukui
Eia ko lia a he hiwahiwa hoʻi
Ua ohu i ka lei lokelani

Oʻahu o Kakuihewa lei ana i ka ilima
Wai hoʻohewahewa ia Maui o Kama
Kauaʻi o Mano wehiwehi i ka mokihana
Ka lehulehu o nā moku puni

Maui of the heart of Kama
Beloved, cherished of Kama
Beloved one of Hawaiʻi
And the Pacific ocean

Hawaiʻi of Keawe with lehua
Molokaʻi of Hina with kukui
Gentle love, return here
Rose lei of adornment

Oʻahu Kakuihewa with ilima
Maui value not appreciated
Kauaʻi of Mano with mokihana
The people of the islands

Source: G. Cooke collection - This original score sometimes called Maui O Kama was given to George Cooke, Sr. by Scott Hai, about 1942, at Waiheʻe, Maui.