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E Kuʻu Lei, My Love

Kuana Torres Kahele

featuring Maila Gibson

VERSE 1

intro- KR  KL is only 3 steps and pose

Auhea lā 'oe, e ku'u lei

Where are you, my beloved 

“POSE” RH “Look” then bring forward to him

KR, Koa 2x  RH only “Lei” over head down body

 

Mau loa a'e nō ku'u ha'eha'e

Always and forever my yearning 

KL / KR -scoop LH slowly

ku'u ha’eha'e (yearning)

Ami 4x - leave LH out, RH belly and forward

 

 

E nanea nō kāua i ke kulu aumoe

Let us delight (find pleasure) in the cool midnight hour 

Kaholoholo R

KI'i waiwai L / R

 

E nanea nō kāua i ka 'olu o ka uka 'eā

Let us delight in the freshness of the uplands

L Kaholoholo 

Ki'iwaiwai  R/ L

Kaholo R " Uka" then step back L "Pose"  bringin LH down gently

 

CHORUS Hui:

Ho‘oheno ho‘i ‘oe 

I want to hold you in my arms

KR - BH slowly out, then to chest "come to me" i

KL "hug" RH on L shoulder LH on R hip

 

e ku‘u pua lanakoi

my flower my desire

KR  RH "Pua" 

KL LH bring in the RH Pua to heart

 

 

He lei nani ho‘i, nani nō

My Beautiful Lei, so beautiful 

R leleuwehe 45* stepping towards back R corner Larm bent, R hand finger  of Lf cheek

Kao - LF arm extended - RH touches going down arm

KR 45 BH chest and out 

E ku‘u lei, he mea (my dear sweetheart) more than I have asked for in this lifetime  .. 

Huli L  RH over head circle lei... KR- RH extend forward and out

Step back L and Pose-extend L arm (chest -out)

My love - KR/L BHout to in " Love"

Violin break KR/RL

 

VERSE

So many nights have passed me by 

KR/KL-BH "No no" then" Moon"

since I dreamt of you

 

I need you here right by my side

‘cause I’m in love with you

 

So many nights seem long and restless 

without you close to me

 

I want to hold you in my arms forever

and never let you leave

My love

 

 

CHORUS Hui:

I want to hold you in my arms

 

I wanna feel your gentle touch

 

You’re all I ever wanted, my love

 

E ku‘u lei, you’re all I ever wanted in this lifetime

My love

 

instrumental Interlude

 

CHORUS Hui:

Ho‘oheno ho‘i ‘oe e 

I want to hold you in my arms

 

ku‘u pua lanakoi

my flower my desire

 

He lei nani ho‘i, nani nō

My Beautiful Lei, so beautiful 

 

E ku‘u lei, he mea more than I’ve asked for in this lifetime

My love

My love

 

Youʻre all I want….Youʻre all I need…oooooo

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