Poli Anuanu (Cold Breast) - traditional

 

 

Composed in the 1860's

Aloha wale 'oe
Poli anuanu
Ma'e'ele au
I ke anu e
 
 
He anu e ka ua
He anu e ka wai
Lia ku'u 'ili
I ke anu e
 
 
Ina paha
'O 'oe a'o wau
Ka i pukuku'i
I ke anu
Hello
Cold breast
I am numbed and thrilled
In the cold
 
 
Rain is cold
Water is cold
My skin is chilled
In the cold
 
 
What of
You and me
Embracing
In the cold