Manu O`o (Black Honey-eater) - Traditional

 
`O ka manu `O`o i malama
A he nani kou hulu ke lei `ia
Mukiki ana `oe i ka pua lehua
Kahea ana `oe i ka nui manu
 
 
Hui:
Hoi mai hoi mai
Ko aloha ma neia
Kihene lehua
 
 
No Hilo i ka ua kanilehua
Papahi lehua ai Hanakahi
Ho'okahi a`u mea nui aia `oe
`O kou aloha ua hiki mai
Precious honey-eater
Your beautiful and soft feathers are woven into a lei
You sip the lehua blossoms
And are called away by other birds
 
 
Chorus:
Come, come to me
To you beloved
Lehua cluster
 
 
Your lehua-sounding rain of Hilo
Decorative lehua of Hanakahi
One greatest thing I love is you
Your lover has come