Lei Kukui (Hawaiian Anniversary Song) - Words and music by Victor "Lanakila" Rittenband

Haʻawi nei au ia ʻoe he lei kukui
E hoʻonani hou i ko kaua la i male ai
Nā makahiki i hala
E hoʻo manaʻo mau
Hauʻoli nā eha, nā pono, nā weli
Hui ʻia ana ia mau mea
Ke haʻawi nei au ia ʻoe he lei kukui
He nui na mea e haʻi aku ai
Kamanaʻo lana, ke ola, ka mahana
Ka lama na luhi
A me ke aloha pumehana mau
I'm giving you a kukui nut lei
To celebrate again our wedding day
The years we've left behind us
Always will remind us
The joys and tears, the hopes and fears
We faced them, come what may
So I'm giving you a kukui nut lei
It means so many things I want to say
It's hope and health and sharing
Warmth and light and caring
And all my love forever and a day

Source: Kokua Records, PO Box 8100, Honolulu, Hi. 96830 - This was a prize winning song in the Search of Songs contest in 1972. The composer came to Hawaiʻi from California in 1964. He and his wife, Nancy Gustafsson, a composer in her own right, performed for many years under the ʻUkulele Tree, on the beach at the Reef Hotel. Copyright 1971Victor Rittenband