Lei Hali`a - Words & music by Puakea Nogelmeier 

He ahu aʻo Lanihuli
No ka noe o Nuʻuanu
Nu`alia i ka pōʻai pali
I ka pā iki mai o ke Kona ē
  
Hui:
He ohu i ka leu haliʻa
ʻAla māpu i ke anuhea
Hea mai i ke aumoe
Moemoeā, moe mālie i ka poli ē
 
Luhiehu ka lau o ka palai
Pāpālua i ke kilihune
Kilihea ka liko ʻāhihi
Hihimanu, hihipe`a me ka maile ē
  
ʻAuamo ʻo Konahuanui
I ke ao hakūmakuma
Kū māhiehie Kilohana
Ua pō i keʻala hinano ē
Lanihuli is laden like an altar
For the mists of Nuʻuanu
Amassed there in the circle of cliffs
By the sultry buffeting of the Kona wind
 
Chorus:
Adorned with a lei of fond recollection
A permeating fragrance that comes sweetly
Beckoning to me in the deep of the night
Dream sleep gently there in the heart
 
The fronds of palai are luxuriant
Doubly so in the fine misty rain
Bedewed are the fine shoots of the ʻahihi
Elegant entwined in the abundance of maile
  
Konahuanui shoulders the burden
Lifting the dark heavy clouds
That Kilohana in its glory may rise
Mantled in the heady fragrance of hinano


Source: Keali`i Reichel CD "Pride of Punahele"