Lei ʻOhu

by George E. Akiu
The many decorative leis and their fragrances and colors are chronicled in this lovely song.

Lei ʻohu ʻohu ʻoe e Hilo Hanakahi
Ka lehua maka noe aʻo Panaʻewa
Lei kaulana aʻo Hilo

Lei ʻohu ʻohu ʻoe Maui Nui a Kama
Ka roselani onaona o ka ʻala hola
Lei kaulana aʻo Maui

Lei ʻohu ʻohu ʻoe Kakūhihewa
Ka ʻilima melemele kau poʻohiwi
Lei kaulana aʻo Oʻahu

Lei ʻohu ʻohu ʻoe Manokalanipō
Ka mokihana hua liʻiliʻi o Waiʻaleʻale
Lei kaulana aʻo Kauaʻi

Haʻina e ka wehi o nā mokupuni
Ka lehua, ka roselani, ʻilima, mokihana
O nā moku ʻehā