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Ke Aloha

Kaʻiwakīloumoku Mele Hoʻoheno Series
Kauwela 2021

Kumu hula and award-winning musician Manu Boyd shares some of his favorite mele Hawaiʻi in our new series, Mele Hoʻoheno – Cherished Songs. We invite you to join him (and some very special guests) as he explores the meaning and significance of each song while offering personal memories, reflections, and anecdotes that help bring the story to life. E nanea mai!
 



NOTE: the Hawaiian lyrics provided below reflect that which was notated in the 1949 sheet music.


Ke Aloha
na Violet Lei Collins & Madeline Kaululehuaohaili Lam

Ma kuʻu poli mai ʻoe
E kuʻu ipo aloha
He ʻala onaona kou
O ke ano ahiahi

Ma muli aʻo kō leo
Ua malu nēia kino
He kino palupalu kaʻu
I ka hana a ke aloha

Ua laʻi nō hoʻi au
I ka hanu o ka ipo
E hoʻoipoipo nei
Nanea pū kāua

Haʻina mai ka puana
O kuʻu ipo aloha
He ʻala onaona kou
O ke ano ahiahi

Come into my arms
My beloved one
Yours is such a sweet fragrance
This twilight hour

Because of the sound of your voice
I feel safe and protected
My body is softened
By the workings of love

I am put at ease
By the breath of my love
In these intimate moments
Let us delight together

Tell the refrain
Of my beloved one
Yours is such a sweet fragrance
This twilight hour