Mai Hô`eu`eu Mai `Oe

Lyrics - Hawaiian

(Hawaiian folk song)

1. Mai hōʻeuʻeu mai ʻoe
I ka wai ua lana mālie
E kakali mālie ʻoe
A laʻi pono ka makani

2. Auhea wale ana `oe
Uhiwai o Ka`ala
I pili me ka Malua
Ka makani o ka `âina

3. Ho`okahi au mea uluhua
Ka makani anu la he Kiu
Houhou ana i ka ili
Konikoni i ka iwi hilo

4. A`ole i piliwi ia
Leo hone o ke kahuli
Hone ana i ka pô la`i
I ke kulukulu aumoe

English Translation – You must not be anxious

1. You must not be anxious to rush
Into the water that appears serene
You must wait patiently
Until the wind calms down

2. Pay attention
Fog of Ka`ala*
Associated with the Malua** wind
The wind of the land

3. The one thing I worry about
Is the  wind
That pierces the skin
And causes my bones to shiver

4. Unbelievable
The sweet voice of the land shells
Singing in the still night
In the late night

*Ka`ala is the highest mountain on O`ahu
**Malua is the sea breeze.
Translation by Kaiu Kanoa (source)

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