Pehea Ho`i Au - by Charles E. King

Pehea hoʻi au i tāu ʻite mai lā?
‘Ite mai lā ʻeā ʻeā ʻeā

Maʻaneʻi mai ʻoe pumehana tāua
A pumehana hoʻi tāua ʻeā ʻeā ʻeā

Ai ʻike ʻoe ia mea he aloha lā
Taomi mālie ʻoe ʻeā ʻeā ʻeā

Aia nō me ʻoe kaʻanoʻi pau ʻole
A nei puʻuwai e ʻoni mau nei
E ‘oni mau nei, ‘eā ‘eā ‘eā

How do I look to you,
How do I look?

Come here and be in the warmth of my embrace
Warmth of my embrace

You shall come to know this thing called love,
But go easy

There with you is my endless desire
And my heart continues to stir
Continues to stir


Source: King's Songs of Hawaiʻi © 1942 Chas. E King - Translated by Kamehameha Schools HSI