Papakolea - Traditional

 
Aia i ka luna o Papakolea
Ka ulua 'ume'ume mikinolia
 
Kau pono a'ela i Puowaina
Ahuwale nei kula loa o Makiki
 
I Makiki ho'i au me ku'u aloha
I ke kui pua lei pua melia
 
Alia ho'i 'oe ka ua Tuahine
E alai nei pa'a 'o Manoa
 
Ua noa kou kino na'u ho'okahi
'A'ole na ka nui manu o ka lewa
 
Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana
Ka ulua 'ume'ume mikinolia
There on the heights of Papakolea
Is the magnolia taunting sweetheart
 
Ascending Punchbowl hill
 
I was at Makiki with my love
Stringing leis of sweet plumeria
 
Pausing awhile in the Tuahine rain
That blocks and obstructs Manoa valley
 
Now that you're free, you'll be mine alone
Not to be shared with the many birds of the sky
 
I sing my song of love
For the magnolia taunting sweetheart