Ku'u Ipo Pua Rose (My Sweetheart the Rose) - by John K. Almeida

 

He aloha ku'u ipo pua rose
Ku'u lei o ke ano ahiahi
 
 
 
A he lei na'u i haku a lawa
I kahiko no ku'u kino
 
 
 
He nohea i ka maka ke 'ike
I ka milimili a ku'u lima
 
 
 
He u'i hooheno pu'uwai
He aloha honehone i ka poli
 
 
 
Aloha e ka leo o ka moa
E ka hea mai e ua ao
 
 
 
Puana ka inoa o ku'u lei
Lei aloha o ke kakahiaka
 
 
Beloved is my sweetheart, the rose
My darling of the evening hours
 
 
 
Made by me into a lei
To adorn my person
 
 
 
You are fair indeed to see
A flower fondled by my hands
 
 
 
A beauty that appeals to my heart
A loved one to cherish in my bosom
   
I love the voice of the cock
That proclaims that day is here
 
 
 
This ends the song for my loved one
My beloved one of the morning