Haʻaheo - Palani Vaughan


Haʻaheo, E Hawaiʻi
No ke one hānau e
E mālama mau nā ʻano
O nā kūpuna e

ʻImi ʻike e nā ʻōpio
A me kōkua ka Haku
Ka mālamalama no ʻoukou
Mau loa e

Hui:
Mai poina ka hoʻoilina
E mālama mau
E pulama nei
A e hoʻohihi e
I nā kūpuna e

He lāhui kahiko ko ʻoukou
He lāhui haʻaheo
A laila e mālama
ʻOi e nānā i holomua

Be proud, O Hawaiʻi's people
Of your homeland
Preserve, forever, the ways
Of your ancestors

Seek knowledge, young people of Hawaiʻi
And with the help of the Lord
The light on knowledge will be yours
Forever

Chorus:
But don't forget your heritage
Keep the traditions
Cherish with pride
And look admirably upon
Your ancestors

Yours is an ancient people
It is a proud people
Therefore, keep the traditions
While you look to progress


Source: Palani Vaughan & The King's Own "Ia Oe E Ka La Helu `Elua - Volume II" - The composer, recognized as the great scholar of King David Kalâkaua, is also a gifted musician, singer and entertainer. This mele encourages all Hawaiians to be proud of their heritage, preserve their traditions, seek knowledge, and be progressive, ideals exemplified by the King. Nâkâhili Productions, P.O. Box 1617, Honolulu, HI., 96806