ʻĀinahau   Sheet Music: Hopkins Aloha Collection of Hawaiian Songs 1899, 1928)   28


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1. Na ka | wai lū-| kini, wai anu- | hea o ka | rose
E ho‘o- | pē nei i ka | liko o nā | pua
Na ka | manu pī- | kake, manu | hulu melemele
Nā kā- | hiko ia | o ku‘u | home

HUI
Nani | wale ku‘u | home ‘o ‘Āina- | hau i ka | ‘iu
I ka | holu nape a ka | lau o ka | ni- | u
I ka | uluwehi- | wehi i ke | ‘ala o nā | pua
Ku‘u | home, ku‘u | home i ka ‘iu- ‘iu

2. Na ka ma- | kani ahe- | ahe i pā | mai ma kai
I lawe | mai i ke | onaona lī- | po- | a
E ho‘o- | ipo ho‘o- | nipo me ke | ‘ala ku‘u | home
Ku‘u | home,  ku‘u | home i ka ‘iu- ‘iu      [HMA]

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It is perfume, the cool essence of the rose
That is drenching the buds of the flowers
The peacocks, those golden feathered birds
Are the adornments that grace my home
 
 
 
So beautiful is my home, elegant ‘Āinahau
'Midst the swaying of coconut fronds
The lush greenery and the fragrance of the flowers
My home, my home of majestic bearing

The ever gentle wind that blows in from the sea
Brings the wonderful scent of the lpoa
The fragrance of my home stirs loving and longing
My home, my home of majestic bearing        [HMA]

Hua ‘ōlelo: Likelike, before 1887 (1851-1887)
Leo:  ibid. 
KBMH pg. 141

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Bibliography: KBMH Ka Buke Mele o na Himeni Hawaii Holstein 1897 (Bishop Museum 2003)
KHHH Ka Hoonanea o na Home Hawaii Keakaokalani & Bright 1888
ACHS Aloha Collection of Hawaiian Songs Wall, Nichols Co. 1899, 1928
NMHN Nā Mele o Hawaiʻi Nei, Elbert & Mahoe; University of Hawai‘i Press; Honolulu, 1970
QS The Queen's Songbook, Hui Hānai; Honolulu, 1999
HMA He Mele Aloha Wilcox, Hussey, Hollinger & Nogelmeier; Honolulu, 2003


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