Waika - music by John Spencer
Ku aku la 'oe i ka malanai
A ke ki pu'upu'u
Nolu ka maka o ka 'ohawai a uli
Niniau 'eha ka pua o Koai'e
'Eha i ke anu
Ka nahele 'o Waika
 
 
Hui:
Aloha Waika ia'u me he ipo la
Me he ipo la ka makalena
'O ke Ko'olau
Pua i ka nahele 'o Mahuleia
E lei hele i ke alo 'o mo'olau
 
 
He lau ka huaka'i hele i ka pali loa
He lau ka huaka'i hele i ka pali loa
A he aloha e, a he aloha e
A he aloha e, a he aloha e
 
 
Hele hihiu pili noho i ka na hele
O ku'u noho wale iho no i kahua e e'i
Ahe aloha e-e!
O kou aloha ka i hiki mai io'u nei
Mahea la ia i nalo iho nei
 

 

 
Smitten art thou
With the blows of love
Luscious the water-drip in the wilds
Wearied and bruised is the flower Koai'e
Stung by the frost,
The herbage of Waika
 
 
Chorus:
Waika loves me as a sweetheart
Dear as my heart, the yellow eye
Of Koko'olau
My flower in the tangled wood, Mahuleia
A travel wreath to lay on love's breast
 
 
A shade to cover my journey's long climb
A shade to cover my journey's long climb
And this, it is love
And this, it is love