From the recording The Song Within The Song - track 5. Aloha Kaua'i
from: The Song Within The Song
track 5. Aloha Kaua‘i 2:15 (Maiki Aiu)
Because we loved it so much, we took this version of Aloha Kaua‘i straight from the source: kumu hula and songwriter Maiki Aiu’s 1970’s recording with her husband’s band, the Kahauanu Lake Trio. We picked up the tempo to accommodate our hula dancers.
Aloha Kaua‘i By:Maiki Aiu
Aloha Kaua‘iBy: Maiki AiuAloha mokihana, pua o Kaua‘iWili ‘ia me ka maile lau li‘ili‘iMaile lau li‘ili‘iHe u‘i, Onaona, he aloha wau ia ‘oeMe a‘u, me ‘oe i ka pu‘uwaiBeloved is the mokihana, flower of Kaua`iEntwined with the dainty-leafed maileMaile so daintyA fragrant loveliness, I love youBe close to my heartAloha no Kaua‘iLauana, ho`okipa malihiniPuana, kaulana ka inoa o Kaua‘iHa‘aheo ha nani hiwahiwaKaua‘i he nani no ‘oeBeloved indeed is Kaua‘iAnd the home, Luana, so welcoming to visitorsProud, a cherished beautyKaua‘i you are beautiful indeed