Kokohi - Traditional

 
E ka wai mapunapuna la
E lawe malie nei i ka la'i
Lipolipo launa 'ole la
Kauwahi 'ale 'ole iho
 
 
 
Hui:
Kokohi i ka 'ono 'ehehehe
Kolonahe i ka poli
'O ka wai olohia
Pahe'e ka momoni 'ehehehe
A he 'olu ka ihona iho
 
 
 
Lei ana Hiku i ka noe la
Ho'ohihi lihau i ka lipo la
Anehe 'oiala e inu
Ka wai 'ula 'ili ahi

 

O spring water
Moving gently in the calm
Deep and dark beyond compare
With barely a ripple
 
 
 
Chorus:
Repress the craving
So gently upon the heart
The moving water
Smooth when swallowed
Goes down so easily   Hiku is enwreathed in mist
Enraptured in the thickness of dew fall
Approaching quietly, he drinks
Of the fiery waters