Hilo Hanakahi - by Keola Naumu

 
Hilo Hanakahi
I ka ua kanilehua
 
 
Puna paia ala
I ka paia ala i ka hala
 
 
Ka`u i ka makani
I ka makani kuwehu lepo
 
 
Kona i ke kai
I ke kai maokioki
 
 
Kawaihae i ke kai
I ke kai hawanawana
 
 
Kohala i ka makani
I ka makani apa'apa'a
 
 
Waimea i ka ua
I ka ua kipu'upu'u
 
 
Haina ka puana
I ka ua kani lehua
Hilo of Chief Hanakahi
And the tinkling lehua rain
 
 
Puna with the fragrant bowers
Fragrant with the pandanus
 
 
Ka`u with the wind
That stirs up the dust
 
 
Kona with the sea
Known as the choppy seas
 
 
Kawaihae with the sea
The whispering sea
 
 
Kohala with the wind
The wind that stings
 
 
Waimea with the rain
The chilly rain that came to seek shelter
 
 
Tell the refrain
Of the tinkling lehua rain