Wai O Ke Aniani (Crystal Water) - Traditional

 
Nani no ke 'ala
Ke 'ala o ka pua pikake
'O ka noe a ka ua li'ili'i
Ka 'uhene a ka wai i ka 'ili
 
 
Hui:
Hu'i au konikoni
I ka wai konikoni
Wai hu'ihu'i o ke aniani
 
 
E aloha a`e ana wau la
Aloha ku`u pua tuberose (ilima) la
He moani ke `ala i ka poli la
`Uheuhene i ka wai `oia pua
 
 
'O ka noe a ka ua li'ili'i
I ka uka o Ka'ilikahi,
Ho'okahi pua nani o ka liko
Ka 'onohi wai anuenue.
 
 
(Older version of first stanza)
Ua la'i no ke 'ala
I ka liko o ka pua pikake
'O ka noe a ka ua li'ili'i
Ka 'uhene a ka wai i ka 'ili
Beautiful is the scent
Scent of pikake flowers
In the mist of fine rain
In the happy sound of water over stones
 
 
Chorus:
Cold am I and tingling
In the tingling water
Cold, crystal water
 
 
I`ll remember you
My love for the tuberose flower
Windblown perfume to the heart
Rejoicing in the nectar of the flower
 
 
The mist and fine rain
In the hills of Ka'ilikahi
The most beautiful flower bud
A patch of rainbow water
 
 
(Older version of first stanza)
Peaceful is the fragrance
Of pikake flower buds
In the mist of fine rain,
In the happy sound of water over stones