Maika‘i Waipi‘o   Sheet Music: Hopkins Aloha Collection of Hawaiian Songs 1899, 1928)   38


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Mai- | ka‘i Wai- | pi‘o
Alo lua i nā | pali
E pō- | ‘ai a puni | ana
A | hapa ma | kai *

HUI
Ma‘ema‘e ka | pua
I ka holo a‘e a ka | wai
Ua | ‘ena‘ena | i ka lā
Mōhala | i nā | pali

Hoi- | hoi ka pi- | ‘ina
‘O Koa‘e- | kea
Pi‘i | nō a ho‘o- | maha
I Ka- | holokua- | iwa      [ACHS]
 
* A | hapa na‘e ma | kai  [huapala.org]
Beautiful is Waipi‘o
With two cliffs facing each other
Completely surrounded
Except for the seaward side
 

Flowers flourish
Fed by flowing water
Warmed by the sun
Blooming on the cliffs

Pleasant, the ascent
Of Koa‘ekea
Climbing, then resting
At Kaholokuaiwa     [trans: huapala.org]

Hua ‘ōlelo: Likelike; 1870s   
Leo:  ibid. 
KBMH pg. 120

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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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