Heha Waipi`o (Drowsy Waipi`o) - by Sam Li`a Kalainaina

 
Kaulana ku`u home puni Waipi`o
Me na pe`a nani o ka `aina
Kakela he hale ali`i
Herode ku`u hoa like
Mo`i puni ha`a kei
 
 
Kukuna o kala ko`u kapa`ia
E `olino nei a pui ka honua
Aue a`e lunalilo
Lihi launa `ole mai
Na ali`i nui a ke ao
 
 
E o`u mau kini na makamaka
Me na kupa o ka `aina
Me ka wailele a`o Hi`ilawe
Ko`iawe mai la `iluna
Ko`iawe mau i ka pali
 
 
A`ole pela ka `oia`i`o
Haku `epa loko `ino o ka makamaka
Ua like au a like
Me na kini lehulehu
O ku`u one hanau
 
 
E ola maua me a`u kini
Me a`u lei o nei `aina
Pulupe i ka hunakai
Ka i`a mili `ia ka lima
Heha Waipi`o i ka noe
 
 
Ha`ina i`a mai ana ka puana
No ka lei hapa pua Sepania
He kupa no ka `aina
E kipa mai ma loko
Hale`iwa beautiful home
Famous is my home at Waipio
And the beautiful borders of the land
A castle, a royal house
I am like Herod
A haughty king
 
 
Rays of the sun are my garments
That shine around the world
Far and so high, beyond reach
There are no limits
For the great lord of the day
 
 
My friends and neighbors
And residents of this land
Hi`ilawe, the waterfall
Showering from above
Showering always on the cliff
 
 
This is not the truth
Gossip started by a jealous crony
I am just like
Every one else
Of my birthplace
 
 
May we two heal the breach with all
My favorite people of this land
Moistened by the sea spray
Fish fondled in the hand
Waipio is drowsy in the mist
 
 
Tell the refrain
For this person of part Spanish descent
A resident of the land
You are welcome to come to
Haleiwa, my beautiful home