Lei ‘Ilima (ʻIlima Wreath) - Charles E. King

‘O ka ‘ilima nō ko’u lei
Ka lia ia nei puʻu wai
He wehi ia nō kuʻu kino
Lei hoʻohihi a ka mana‘o

‘I‘ini au lā i kou nani
He hiwahiwa i ka‘u ‘ike
‘O wau kou hoa e kohu ai
E lei ‘ilima e lei ‘ilima

The ‘ilima is my lei and
The joy of my heart
The adornment for me
It is dear to my thoughts

I greatly desire its beauty
A charming lei to my sight
It is the companion suitable to your beauty
The ‘ilima wreath, the ʻilima wreath

Source: King's Book of Hawaiian Melodies © 1926,43 Charles E. King - Translated by Mary Pukui This group's harmony version with obligato