From the recording Hi‘ipoi - track 8. Pua Līlia (Lily Flower)
Track 8. Pua Līlia 4:51 (Alfred Unauna Alohikea)Paula searched the byways of Hā‘ena and Hanalei on Kaua‘i for the ‘ohana of songwriter Alfred Unauna Alohikea before Jim ultimately found Alohikea’s great-grandchildren on O‘ahu. We thank them for giving us their blessing to record their great-grandfather’s mele aloha, which compares a woman to a lily flower. Pili adds his warm baritone to the harmony.
Pua Līlia (Lily Flower)
By Alfred Unauna Alohikea
‘Auhea wale ‘oe e ka ua Listen to the rain He nihi a‘e nei i nā pali Creeping silently along the cliffs Ka helena o ia pua i ‘ako ‘ia It looks as if this flower has been pluckedKe popohe mai nei ia uka Shapely the uplandIa uka ho‘i a‘u e walea ai The very upland that I'll enjoyMe ke ‘ala onaona o ku‘u pua With the sweet fragrance of my flowerHe pua ‘oe na‘u e lei mau ai You are a flower, always to wear as a leiKe ‘ala o ku‘u pua līlia The fragrance of my lily blossom