ʻUla No Weo (Bright Red Glow) - Traditional

 

ʻUla no weo la la e ka lae la
Ka pua ʻilima la

A ka lae aʻo Nohili la
Ka huwai lana la o ka awapuhi la

ʻO ke ʻoe kani akua ia la
Aʻo Nohili la eʻuhene nei la

Ua lipolipo wale la
Aʻo ka nahele la aʻo Hoʻohie la

Ua ʻike wale ʻoe la
I ka ua loku la aʻo Hanalei la

Haʻina mai ka puana la
La he inoa la no Kamohaʻi la
The bright red glow of the sun
Opens the ʻilima blossom
(Shining on the `ilima blossoms)
At the point of Nohili
The stream overflows among the ginger
(Water flows among the ginger)
The sounding sand
Of Nohili is delightful

The deep dense underbrush
Of the forest of Hoʻohie

You have seen
The heavy rain at Hanalei

Tell the refrain
In honor of Kamohai

Source: Noble's Hawaiian Hulas - This chant honors Kamohaʻi, a Kauaʻi chief, and praises the natural beauty of Hanalei Valley. Nohili is the point in the dunes at Barking Sands Beach