He Mele Ho`oipoipo - Words & Music by E. Keali`i Blaisdell

Auhea wale ana `oe
Ku`u lei nani, ku`u ipo
Ka`u mea i kau ahe nei
Ho`okahi no

He mana`o he aloha
He aloha ku`u ipo
Kulu nei i tu`u wai maka
E ho`i mai ia`u

Ha `ina ka puana
He `ano`i ku`u ipo
A ka pu`uwai
E ho`i mai ia`u

Where are you
My beautiful lei, my sweetheart
For you have become
My one and only

My thoughts are of love
Love for my sweetheart
My tears are falling
Return to me

Sing the refrain so all may hear
Love for my sweetheart
Always in my heart
Return to me

Source: E. Keali`i Blaisdell Album "Keeping It Traditional - This love song was written for the composer's wife Korrie, while he was on a 4 month business trip in 2004; an expression of love and Ionging to return home. Translation by E. Keali`i Blaisdell. Copyright 2004