Wai O Moʻoula

Oli Kāhea - Nā Wai O Moʻoula (The Waters Of Moʻoula).  Chant for the people of Halawa Valley, Molokai. By Kaʻeo Kawaʻa

 
 

ʻO nā wai aʻo Moʻoula,

Ka wailele ka i kōī mai nei,

Ke kahawai ka i kahe mai nei,

Ka ʻauwai ka i hanuʻu mai nei,

Ke kula Moʻoula kai hāinu nei,

Ka loʻi Moʻoula ka i ulu nei.

 

Eō ke kamaʻāina,

Eō ka mahi kalo,

Eō ke kuahaʻa,

Ka lepo pōpolo.

Hōʻale mai nei,

E aloha mai nei,

Hōʻale mai nei,

E aloha mai nei,

Ē!

The waters of Moʻoula,

The waterfall that pours over the cliff,

The river that runs ocean-ward,

The ʻauwai that streams by,

The land of Moʻoula that is watered,

The taro fields of Moʻoula that then grow.

 

To the native-born,

To the kalo farmers,

To the bent-low backs,

To the commoners,

Arise,

We greet you with Aloha.

Arise, 

We greet you with Aloha.

This is to You.