Na Lei O Hawaii – Na Moku Ewalu

by Rev. Samuel Kapu
The islands of Hawaii and the many materials that each has to contribute to the lei is the focus of this song that is a fascinating look at the many items used to make leis.

Hanohano Hawaiʻi moku o Keawe
E lei haʻaheo nei i ka lehua

Kilakila o Maui Haleakalā
Ua kapu roselani nau hoʻokahi

Kaulana Oʻahu i ka ʻilima
Kohu kapa ʻahuʻula kau poʻohiwi

Kaulana Kauaʻi i ka mokihana
Lauaʻe o Makana kau aloha

Kaulana Molokaʻi nui a Hina
I ka ulu kukui o Lanikāula

Lei ana Lānaʻi i ke kaunaʻoa
Me he manu ʻōʻō hulu melemele

Pūpū Niʻihau auhea ʻoe
Hoike aʻe ʻoe a i ko nani

Eia mai au Kahoʻolawe
Hoʻoheno ana au me ka hinahina

Hea aku mākou o mai ʻoe
Molokini ʻalo ke ʻehu o ke kai

Haʻina ʻia mai ana ka puana
Nā lei o Hawaiʻi e ō mai

Haʻina hou ʻia mai ana ka puana
Hiʻiaka ia ka poli a o Pele