Lyrics

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

Translation

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 strong, chilly, northwesterly 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

Verse 2, stanza 2, Ka`ala is the highest mountain on O`ahu rising 3938 feet on the leeward coast. Stanza 3, Malua is the sea breeze. Verse 3, stanza 2, Kiu is a strong, chilly, northwesterly wind. Translation by Kaiu Kanoa (source)


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