Lei Hulu - Words & music by William Kaina

Aloha wale ʻoe ku`u lei hulu
Pulu i ka ua mae kou nani

Ua nani no ʻoe i kaʻu ike
He nani mae ʻole i ka puʻu wai

Haʻina ʻia mai ana ka puana
Pulu i ka ua mae kou nani

Beloved are you, my feather lei
When drenched by the rain, your beauty fades

You are beautiful to my sight
A beauty that never fades from my heart

This is the end of my song
When drenched by the rain, your beauty fades

Source: King's Songs of Hawaiʻi - The beloved is called the feather lei, a very prized possession in Hawaiian culture. Rain ruins the feather lei because its colors run. Translated by Mary Pukui