Namolokama Lā

 

Hui:
Aia i ka luna lā Nāmolokama lā,
Pumehana hoʻi kāua
Kiani ana i ka lau o ka maile

ʻOni ana nō i ke kuahiwi lā,
ʻOhuʻohu hoʻi kāua
I ka ua nui kaulana o Hanalei

Kipa aku ana ke aloha
I ka hale kamaʻāina
ʻIke ana i ka hau anu
Kolonahe ʻolu i ka laʻi

Ua laʻi malu kāua
Ka noho o ke onaona
ʻIke āna i ka puʻeone
Pua rose aʻo nā moku



Chorus:
There above Nāmolokama
We are warm
In the gentle movement of the maile leaves

Moving toward the mountain,
We are bedecked
By the famous heavy rain of Hanalei

Love visits
My home,
(we) Experience the cold chill,
The gentle breeze feels nice in the quiet

We are both pleasantly contented
As we remain close together,
Seeing the sand dunes
My rose blossom of the land


Source: Contributed by Auntie Maria of mele.com from the liner notes of Nā Mele Paniolo CD