Neʻeneʻe Mai A Pili (Cuddle Up Closer) - Charles E. King

Auhea wale ʻoe e ka ipo nohea
E maliu mai ʻo i neia leo
ʻO ʻoe hoʻokahi kaʻu e liʻa nei
Neʻeneʻe mai neʻeneʻe mai a pili
Neʻeneʻe mai neʻeneʻe mai a pili

Iʻaneʻi kāua hiʻipoi i ke aloha
Ke aloha makamae i ka puʻuwai
ʻO ʻoe koʻu hoa a e kohu ai
Neʻeneʻe mai neʻeneʻe mai a pili
Neʻeneʻe mai neʻeneʻe mai a pili

Hoʻohihi ka manaʻo iā ʻoe e lei
E kuʻu lei poina ʻole
Hoa o ka ʻanoʻi o ke kulu aumoe
Neʻeneʻe mai neʻeneʻe mai a pili
Neʻeneʻe mai neʻeneʻe mai a pili

ʻAkahi hoʻi au a noho i ka laʻi
Eia ke ʻala ua pili i ka poli
Haʻina ka puana i lohe ʻia
Neʻeneʻe mai neʻeneʻe mai a pili
Neʻeneʻe mai neʻeneʻe mai a pili

Listen, oh lovely sweetheart
Listen to my voice

My yearning is for only you
Cuddle up, cuddle up closer
Cuddle up, cuddle up closer

Here is where we cherish love
Love so precious to the heart
You are my pleasing partner
Cuddle up, cuddle up closer
Cuddle up, cuddle up closer

My thoughts are enraptured by you, oh lei
My lei, unforgettable
Cherished sweetheart of the night
Cuddle up, cuddle up closer
Cuddle up, cuddle up closer

For the first time I'm content
Here is sweetness that belongs in my heart
Tell the story for all to hear
Cuddle up, cuddle up closer
Cuddle up, cuddle up closer

Source: King's Blue Book of Hawaiian Melodies © 1945 Chas. E. King