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Na Lei O Hawaiʻi - Song of The Islands - Words & music by Charles E. King

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Nani Hawaiʻi ka Moku o Keawe
Lei haʻaheo i ka lehua
A me ka maile aʻo Panaewa

Kilakila o Maui la ia Haleakalā
Ua kapu roselani
A nou hoʻokahi wale no

Ohuohu Oʻahu i ka ʻilima
He kohu manu ʻōʻō
Hulu melemele o ke kuahiwi

Lei Kauaʻi i ka mokihana
Lauaʻe o Makana
O kaʻi aloha no i

Kaulana Molokaʻi i ka ulu kukui
O Lanikāula
A me ka wai lele aʻo Moaʻula

O Niʻihau, Kahoʻolawe, Lānaʻi
Hoʻoheno me ka pūpū
Ka hinahina me ke kaunaʻoa

Haʻina ʻia mai ana ka puana
Na lei o Hawaiʻi
Na lei of Hawaiʻi e ō mai

 
Ch King
Charles E. King

Beautiful Hawai`i, island of Moku O Keawe
Proud of its lei of lehua
And the maile of Panaewa

Grand is Maui with Haleakalā
The sacred rose
Is for you alone

Oʻahu wears the `ilima lei with pride and grace
As beautiful as the manu ʻōʻō
The yellow birds of the mountains

Kauaʻi's lei is the mokihana
Lauaʻ
e of Makana
The admiration of my heart

Famous is Molokaʻi preserved by the kukui
Of Lanikāula
And the waterfall of Moaʻula

Niʻihau, Kahoʻolawe and Lānaʻi
Cherish their leis of pūpū shells
The hinahina and kaunaʻoa

Tell the refrain of
The leis of Hawaiʻi
The leis that honor Hawaiʻi

Source: King's Blue Book of Hawaiian Melodies - Hawaiʻi is represented by the color red and the lehua flower. Moku o Keawe was a high chief of the island of Hawaiʻi, often called the big island. Panaewa is a forest in the Hilo district. Mauiʻs color is pink and its flower is the roselani or lokelani. Haleakala (house of the sun) is the volcano on Maui. Yellow is the color for Oʻahu and ʻilima is its flower. Kauaʻiʻs symbol is the color purple and the mokihana flower. Makana, a land district in Kauaʻi was renowned for the fragrant lauaʻe fern. Green is the color for Molokaʻi and the kukui is its flower. Lanikāula's spirit (the famous prophet of Molokaʻi) was preserved in the kukui trees of his grove. Moaʻula is a waterfall in Hālawa Valley on the east end. Lānaʻiʻs color is orange and flower is kaunaoa. Representing Niʻihau is the color is white and the pūpū shell. Kahoʻolaweʻs color is gray and its flower is hinahina.