Miloliʻi - John Makuakane

Miloliʻi aku nei au la
I ke kau ʻekake la
Nuha i ke ala nui

Waikīkī aku nei au la
I ke kau ʻelepani la
Ihu peleleu

Cala Frisco aku nei au la
I ke kau mokulele la
Lewa i ka lewa

Honolulu aku nei au la
I ke kau Steamer Lola la
Lola i ke ala wai

Haʻina ʻia mai ka puana la
I ke kau ʻekake (kekoke) la
Nuha i ke ala nui

At Miloliʻi, there was I
As I got on the donkey
It is stubborn on the road

At Waikīkī, there was I
As I got on the elephant
It swings its trunk

At San Francisco, there was I
I boarded the plane
It dips from side to side

At Honolulu, there I was
I boarded the steamer Lola
It rolled in the water

Thus ends my song
As I got on the donkey
It is stubborn on the road

Source: Tranlator unknown - Composed in the 1930’s, verse #2, the elephant was Daisy, a popular animal at the Honolulu Zoo