Molokaʻi Waltz (Molokaʻi ʻÅina Kaulana) - Matthew Kane

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He ʻāina kaulana ʻo Hālawa,
Ka heke nō ia kaʻu ʻike
ʻĀina hoʻohihi a ka malihini
Hanohano wale i ka waha o ka lehulehu
Hū wale mai n ke aloha
Wai pāhihi i nā pali
Wailele aʻo Moaʻula
Pulupē i ka hunehune kēwai

Hui:
He nani kū kilakila
Alo lua i nā pali
Home aloha nō ia
Kuʻu one hānau
Wailele hune i nā pali
Ko kāhiko nō ia
Me Hālawa (Molokaʻi) ʻāina kaulana
Me ʻoe nō wau



A famous land is Hālawa
The best that I know
Land entrancing to visitors
Praised by the public
Fond memory wells up
For water streaming over the cliffs
The waterfall of Moaʻula
Drenching with water droplets

Chorus:
Beauty that commands admiration
With cliffs face to face
Beloved home
My birth sands
Water leaping in spray on the cliffs
Is your ornament
Hālawa (Molokaʻi) famous land
And you’re with me

Source: G. Cooke collection - This waltz honors the island of Molokaʻi, especially Hâlawa and Moaʻula in the east end. Hui, stanza 7, the original lyrics are Me Hâlawa, but is commonly sung Me Molokaʻi today. Translator unknown Music clip by Gippy Cooke