Pololei ʻOia ʻIʻo (Thatʻs Right) - Traditional
 

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Ā hē nani ā hē sure mai hoʻi kau
O ka lei liko lehua
Ā he lei poʻohihi nā ka malihini
O Hawaiʻi nui o Keawe

Sure haʻaheo o Maui no ka ʻoi
I ka liko pua lokelani
Me ka wai kaulana ao ʻIao
Kilakila o Haleakalā

Uluwehi Oʻahu lei ka ʻilima
I kapikala o Hawaiʻi Nei
Kauaʻi mokihana Waiʻaleʻale
Kela i ka lani kilakila

Haʻina ka puana me ke aloha
E mau ke ea o ka ʻāina i ka pono
Molokaʻi, Lanaʻi me Niʻihau
Ā hē sure maoli nō
Ā hē sure maoli nō
Surely, oh so very beautiful
Lei of budding lehua
And the lei entrances the newcomers
To great Hawaiʻi island of Chief Keawe

Of course Maui is proud to be the best
With it's lei of lokelani bud flowers
With the famous waters of ʻIao
Majesty of Haleakalā

Very verdant is Oʻahu with it's ʻilima lei
The capital of Hawai'i nei
Kauaiʻs mokihana and Mt. Waiʻaleʻale
Reaching high up in heavenly majesty

The refrain is told with love
Life of the land perpetuated righteously
Molokaʻi, Lanaʻi together with Niʻihau
And it's for sure really true, indeed!
And it's for sure really true, indeed!


Source:
Gippy Cooke Translated by Kealani Makaiwi