Nu‘a O Ka Palai   Sheet Music: Hopkins Aloha Collection of Hawaiian Songs 1899, 1928)   30


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  • 1. Kau | ano mai ana i- | ‘au lā
    Na | kulu paka ua ‘elo- | ‘elo lā
    ‘Elo | ‘oe ‘elo au i ke | anu lā
    Pulu- | pē pa‘ū  i ke | anu

    HUI
    A- | ia i ka nu‘a ka pa- | lai lā
    Ka we- | wehi wai olu a | lok lā
    Ha- | li‘ali‘a mai | ana lā
    I- | a‘u pu‘uwai kapa- | lili

    2. Kā- | ‘ō Hanalei i ke | anu lā
    Ha- | nupanupa i ke ko‘e- | ko‘e  lā
    Ko‘e- | ko‘e au ia | ‘oe lā
    E ka | pua ku‘u pua i ka | iu

    HUI
    Hā- | lanalana i ku‘u | maka lā
    Nā ki- | pona wai anu- | hea lā
    I | nohe nohea i ka | la‘i lā
    Mino | ‘olu i ka lau ‘a‘a- | li‘i *

    * Indentation in KBMH implies this as the hui  for the 2nd verse. rmm

  • Memories come back to me
    Of a drenching rain
    You were soaked, I was soaked
    Made cold, well-drenched and very cold

    Chorus:
    There among the thickly growing ferns
    We found a gentle rising of love within
    Coming little by little
    Into my fluttering heart

    Hanalei was made icy with the cold
    A cold that kept growing and growing
    I was chilled by you
    O flower, my flower so highranslation needed

    [Mary Pukui, via huapala.org]

    Orthographical corrections requested

    Hua ‘ōlelo: Leleiōhoku (1855-1877)
    Leo:  ibid.
    KBMH pg. 082

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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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