He Aloha Ku'u Ipo (Beloved Is My Sweetheart) - Mary Kawena Puku`i & Maddy Lam

 

He aloha ku'u ipo ku'u hoa pili
Ke kaunu mole pa'a i ka pu'uwai.
 
 
Ua like no 'oe me la lokelani
I kilipohei i ka ua kakahiaka.
 
 
Ho'oipo ke 'ala noho i ka poli
He waiwai nui ia na ka mana'o.
 
 
'O 'oe a'o wau ka i kui like
I ka lei mae 'ole a ke aloha.
 
 
Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana
Ke kaunu mole pa'a i ka pu'uwai.
Beloved is my sweetheart, my close companion
For whom the thrill of love is deep in my heart.
 
 
You are like the heavenly rose
Beautifully formed and dewy in the morning rain.
 
 
I woo the sweetness I hold to my bosom
A great treasure to my mind.
 
 
You and I are the ones who are strung together
Like an unfading garland of love.
 
 
The story is told
The thrill of love deep in my heart.