Lei Nani (Beautiful Lei) - Words & music by Charles Namahoe

 

ʻAuhea wale ʻoe kuʻu lei nani
Hoʻi mai no kāua la e pili

Kou aloha kaʻu aʻe hiʻipoi nei
Hākuʻikuʻi ʻeha i kuʻu manaʻo

ʻAnoaʻi ka pilina poina ʻole
E lei aʻe ʻoe me kuʻu lei

Haʻina ʻia mai ana ka puana
Hoʻi mai no kāua la e pili
Where are you my beautiful lei
Come, let us two be together

Your love is mine to cherish
A recurrent thought, an ache in my mind

Unexpected the unforgettable meeting
Wear my love as a lei

The story is told
Come, let us two be together 


Source: Johnny Noble's "Hawaiian Hulas" Copyright renewal, 1963 Miller Music Corp