Lei Hula

by Sam Alama
This song of being presented with a lei is a fun representation of the friendship that can be symbolized by the giving of a lei.

I went to Hilo
To see the volcano
There I met a Chinese (Pākē) boy
He presented me with lei lehua

I went to Maui
To see Haleakalā
There I met a Portuguese (Pukikī) boy
He presented me with lokelani

I went to Oʻahu
See Halekūlani hotel
There I met a haole boy
He presented me with lei ʻilima

I went to Kauaʻi
To see Waiʻaleʻale
There I met a Filipino (Pilipino) boy
He presented me with mokihana

Haʻina ʻia mai
Ana ka puana
But when I met the Hawaiian boy
He presented me with lei aloha