Noho Paipai (Rocking Chair) - Traditional
 
Pupue iho au e mehana
Hone ana o uese i ku`u poli
 
 
Me he ala e `ï mai ana
`Auhea ku`u lei rose lani
 
 
Malihini `oe, malihini au
Ma ka ihu käua kama`äina
 
 
Inä `o you me a`u
Kau pono i ka noho paipai
 
 
Ha`ina `ia mai ka puana
Hone ana o uese i ku`u poli
 
I crouched down to keep
The thought of my sweetie pressed to my bosom
 
 
She seemed to be saying to me
Where is my wreath of red roses?
 
 
You are a stranger, I am a stranger too
But when we kiss each other, we are friends
 
 
If you were here with me
We would rock together on a rocking chair
 
 
This is the end of my song
A dream of my sweetie pressed to my bosom