Moanalua -Traditional

 
Moanalua ha'i ke 'au
Kahuaiki hemo ka umoki
 
 
Ke kula loa ho`i o Kalihi
Kaiwiula kikiipali
 
 
Kapalama lo`i laiki
Keoneula malu ke kiawe
 
 
Leleo a he loko wai
Ha`alilia manu honi kaua
 
 
Kapu`ukolo i Kanekina
Holo lio la`au me ka ulua
 
 
Kamanuwai moa li`ili`i
Hauna ke kai `eha `oe ia`u
 
 
He aha `e ke kumu o ka `eha `ana
`Ono`onou `ia i ka hua noni
 
 
Awe `eha `ino i ku`u kikala
Pehea la ia e lewa hou ai
 
 
Haina ia mai ana ka puana
Moanalua ha`i ke `au
Moanalua, the shaft breaks
Kahauiki, pull the cork
 
 
The long plain of Kalihi
At Kaiwiula, tilt
 
 
Kapalama rice paddies
Keoneula algaroba shade
 
 
Leleo, a pond
Ha`aliliamanu, we kiss
 
 
Kapu`ukolo and Kanekina
Ride a merry-go-round with the ulua fish
 
 
Kamanuwai, little chicks
Strong-smelling soup and I hurt you
 
 
What's the reason for the pain
A noni fruit forced in
 
 
Auwe, how my hips hurt
How then to wander anew
 
 
Tell the story
Moanalua, the shaft breaks