Waika

by John Spencer
The plants of Waika and the powerful band of runners who ran there are chronicled in this ballad.

Ku aku la `oe i ka malanai
A ke ki pu`upu`u
Nolu ka maka o ka `ohawai a uli
Niniau `eha ka pua o Koai`e
`Eha i ke anu
Ka nahele `o Waika

Hui:
Aloha Waika ia`u me he ipo la
Me he ipo la ka makalena
`O ke Ko`olau
Pua i ka nahele `o Mahuleia
E lei hele i ke alo `o mo`olau

He lau ka huaka`i hele i ka pali loa
He lau ka huaka`i hele i ka pali loa
A he aloha e, a he aloha e
A he aloha e, a he aloha e

Hele hihiu pili noho i ka nahele
O ku`u noho wale iho no i kahua e e`i
Ahe aloha e e
O kou aloha ka i hiki mai io`u nei
Mahea la ia i nalo iho nei