Monday, September 12, 2011

Pua Lililehua by Mary Puku`i & Kahauanu Lake


A lovely Hawaiin song that would sound equally good on guitar or ukulele.


Pua Lililehua by Mary Puku`i & Kahauanu Lake

Intro: F A7 Dm Bb F C7 F G7 C7 F
    
'Au (C7)hea wale ana (F)'oe, (F7)
e ka (Bb)pua (F)lilile(C7)hua
A he (F)ipo (A7)ho'oheno(Dm)heno,           
(Bb)e ho'o(F)hihi ai (C7)no ka man(F)a'o
G7 C7 F

Iā 'oe (C7)e 'imi (F)ana,(F7)
i na (Bb)nani (F)o ka (C7)'aina
Eia (F)no la (A7)au ma 'a(Dm)ne'i,           
(Bb)e kali (F)ana i (C7)kou ho'i (F)mai
G7 C7 F

E 'alawa (C7)mai ho'i (F)'oe,(F7)
i nei (Bb)mau (F)maka (C7)onaona
He mau (F)maka (A7)poina (Dm)'ole,
(Bb)e kappa(F)lili ai (C7)ko pu'u(F)wai
G7 C7 F

Hilo pa'a (C7)'ia ke a(F)loha,(F7)
i ka (Bb)lino (F)hilo pa(C7)walu
'A'ohe (F)mea (A7)e hemo (Dm)ai,           
(Bb)me a'u (F)'oe a (C7)mau (F)loa
G7 C7 F

Ha'ina (C7)mai ka pu(F)ana, (F7)           
e ka (Bb)pua (F)lilile(C7)hua
A he (F)ipo (A7)ho'oheno(Dm)heno,           
(Bb)e ho'o(F)hihi ai (C7)no ka ma(F)na'o





TRANSLATION
This is to you
O sage blossom
A cherished sweetheart
That attracts the mind

While you go seeking
Among the beauties of the land
Right here I remain
Waiting for your return

Glance quickly this way
At these inviting eyes
These unforgettable eyes
That makes my heart tremble

Love is bound fast
With an eight strand lei
There is nothing to separate
You from me forever

This story is told for you
O sage blossom
A cherished sweetheart
That attracts the mind

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