Mai Poina ‘Oe Ia‘u   Sheet Music: Hopkins Aloha Collection of Hawaiian Songs 1899, 1928)   12

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* 1.  ‘O ‘oe ka‘u i hā‘upu a‘e | nei
E ka ‘ōpua hiki ahi- | ahi
Hiki maila nō ho‘i | ‘oe *
Maha a‘ela nei pu‘u- | wai

Mai po‘ina ‘oe i- | a‘u
E ka‘u mea e li‘a | nei
E ho‘omaumau ka ‘i- | kena
I mau ai ke ko- | i‘i koi a | loko

2. Ohaoha wale | ho‘i
Ko aloha ia‘u | nei
Me ‘oe pū aku nō ia | ‘upu
I lei mau no nā kau a | kau   [HMA]

in ACHS:
1. ‘O | ‘oe ka‘u i hā‘upu a‘e | nei 
E ka ‘ōpua hiki ahi- | ahi
A | hiki maila nō ho‘i | ‘oe    [sic in KBMH also]
Maha a‘ela nei pu‘u- | wai
It's you I've been thinking of
Oh billowing cloud of the evening
As soon as you appear
This heart is at ease

Do not forget me
Oh desire of my heart
Our association should continue forever
So the passion within may endure

Simply delightful indeed
Is your affection for me
May that thought always be with you
As an adorning lei forever. [HMA]

Hua ‘ōlelo:  ca. 1897; Doiron, Lizzie (pub. 1907) possibly Libornio (see HMA)
Leo:  ibid.
KBMH pg. 128

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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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