Ka Lehua I Milia - Words by Mary Pükui, Music by Maddy K. Lam


Ike maka i ka nani o uka
Ka lehua i milia e ka ua noe

He welina na kealoha e ho`onipo nei
E ho`oni nei ia loko a ka pu`uwai

Ku`u lei ku`u pua nani mae ole
No he nohea i ka maka o ka ipo

E ho`olale mai ana e naue aku
E kui a lei ko aloha makamae

Ha`ina `ia mai ana kapuana
Ka lehua i milia e ka ua noe
Ohia Lehua

I have seen the beauty of the uplands
The lehua caressed by the misty rain

A token from the loved one
That creates a stir in my heart

My darling, my never fading flower
Ever lovely to the sight of the lover

An urge has come to me now
To string and wear your love as a lei

This is the end of my song
Of the lehua caressed by the rain


Source: Composed in 1952, this mele tells the joys of love. Copyright Criterion Music Corp