ʻAnoʻi Pua Kaimana- Words by John K. Almeida music by Randy Oness

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ʻAuhea ʻoe e kuʻu ipo
E kuʻu ipo hoʻohenoheno
E hoʻi mai e pili
Me ʻanoʻi pua kaimana

ʻO ko aloha kaʻu mea nui
Hoʻomāhie i ka puʻuwai
Ke minoʻaka mai iaʻu
A he ʻolu mau ia noʻu

E kuʻu pua lei onaona
I haku ʻia me ka noʻeau
ʻO ʻoe nō koʻu liʻa
Ka ʻiʻini a ka manaʻo

Manaʻo ʻia ʻo ka ʻupu ʻana aʻe
E hiu au a lilo ʻoe naʻu
Ma kuʻu poli mai ʻoe
Naʻu e honehone aku

Haʻina ʻia mai ka puana
E kuʻu ipo kuʻu lei aloha
E hoʻi mai e pili
Me ʻanoʻi pua kaimana

Where are you, sweetheart
The girl that I long for
Come here to me
To your beloved gem, the diamond

Your love is dear to me
A love that delights the heart
When you smile at me
Happiness possesses me

O my fragrant wreath
Woven with skillful hands
My yearning is all for you
The person I most desire

The thought overwhelms me
To take you, possess you
Come to my arms, dear
Let love have its way

This is the end of my song
Of my sweetheart, my beloved
May she come and be with me
Her beloved gem, her diamond

Source: Na Mele Aloha, Translated by Mary Pukui, Hawaiian Text edited by Puakea Nogelmeier. Music clip by Gippy Cooke