Hualalai - words & music by Matilda Kauwe

 
Auhea wale `oe e Hualalai `ea
Ke kuini o ke kai Pakipika `ea
 
 
 
`O `oe ka ulua i `o ka moana `ea
A ka lawa i`a a`e li`a mau nei `ea
 
 
 
Ahe sure maoli no me ke onaona ea
Ua ohu i ka lei o ka Hinano ea
 
 
 
Ho`okomo i ke awa o Honolulu `ea
Ua piha hau`oli na malihini `ea
 
 
 
Ha`ina `ia mai ana kapuana `ea
Ke kuini o ke kai Pakipika `ea
Listen, this is for you, Hualalai
Queen of the Pacific
 
 
 
You are like the ulua in the ocean
A favorite of the fishernmen
 
 
 
Surely, I smell the native fragrance
As we are adorned with the hinano lei
 
 
 
Landing at Honolulu harbor
Newcomers are filled with joy
 
 
 
Tell the refrain of
The queen of the Pacific