Waimea Ku`u One Hanau (Waimea, My Birthplace) - by Alice Namakelua

 

Nani Waimea ku`u one hanau
Kaulana i ka ua Kipu`upu`u
Me na kuahiwi nani `ekolu
Nou mau kou ho`ohihi
 
 
 
Kaulana no na paniolo pipi
Hiehie maluna o na lio
Kau e ka lei me ka hainaka nui
Ho`ohihi `oe ke `ike
 
 
 
Ha`ina `ia ku`u one hanau
Kaulana Ikuwa me Ka`aua
Neia mau keiki lawe a lilo
I ka hae o ka lanakila
Beautiful Waimea, my birthplace
Famous for the Kipu`upu`u rain
And the three beautiful mountains
You are ever my fancy
 
 
 
Famous indeed the cowboys
Noble on the horses
Wearing leis and bandanas
You fancy them when you see
 
 
 
I tell of my birthplace
Made famous by Ikuwa and Ka`aua
The boys took
The flag of victory

 

Source: Ea Collection