Waiomina (Wyoming) - Helen Parker

 
Kaulana Ikua me Ka`aua, lâ
Na`eu kîpuka `ili
Na âiwaiwa `o Eulopa, lâ
Waimea e ka `eu
Ka ua Kîpu`upu`u
Kahua Waiomina

`Olua nâ moho puna ke ao, lâ
Na`eu kîpuka `ili
`A`ohe kupu`eu nanâ e a`e, lâ
Waimea e ka `eu
Ka ua Kîpu`upu`u
Me ke anu a`o Kaleponi

Na ke kelekalapa i ha`i mai, lâ
Na `eu kîpuka `ili
Ikua e ka moho puni ke ao, lâ
Waimea e ka `eu
Ka ua Kîpu`upu`u

Nâ kuahiwi `ekolu
Piha hau`oli ou mau kini, lâ
Na `eu kîpuka `ili
Kaulana ka ua Kîpu`upu`u, lâ
Waimea e ka `eu
Nâ kuahiwi `ekolu
Kahua Waiomina

Ha`ina hou mai ka puana, lâ
Na `eu kîpuka `ili
Ke kaula `ili a`o kani ka uwepa, lâ
Waimea e ka `eu
Nâ kuahiwi `ekolu
Waimea e ka `eu


Famous are Ikua and Ka`aua
Both mischievous with the lariat
Both experts in Europe
Waimea full of gusto
The hard rain named Kipu`upu`u
To the stadium of Wyoming

Both are delegates to the world championship
Both mischievous with the lariat
No expert to excel you
Waimea full of gusto
The hard rain named Kipu`upu`u
To the cold of California

A telegraph brought us the word
Of your mischievous lariats
Ikua is the champion of the world
Waimea full of gusto
The hard rain named Kipu`upu`u
And the three mountains
Your people are full of happiness
Of your mischievous lariats
Famous is the Kipu`upu`u rain
Waimea full of gusto
The three mountains
The stadium of Wyoming
 
Tell the refrain
Of your mischievous lariats
The sound of the lariats
Waimea full of gusto
The three mountians
Waimea full of life


Source: Penny Kel`ii - When the Waimea paniolo went to Cheyenne in 1907, they scouted the world's largest rodeo and decided they could compete and probably do well. They signed up to compete and returned the next year, 1908, with approximately 5 or 6 paniolo. They were well received and the Hersig Ranch loaned some of their best horses to our paniolo to use in the competition. Rancher Hersig was a good friend of Eben Low. Eben Low competed with only one hand, his right hand had been yanked off years before while roping cattle in Hawai`i. Jack Low, Eben's brother, had an asthma attack but competed anyway placing 6th in the competition. Ikua Purdy's average roping time was 56 seconds, and won him 1st place, stunning the rest of the competing cowboys. Archie Kaaua came in 3rd.