Ko'Olau
written by
Weymoth Kamakana

(Each verse is done twice)

Nani wale no, o Halawa 

Me ka ulu kukui, o Lanikaula 

Uluwehi no, o ke Ko‘olau 

Ina pali ha‘alilo, na Kili ‘o ia

U--i--o Honouliwai

Me ke ala ia Maui, na‘o Pailolo

A––i––a, o Kamalo 

Me ka mo‘o keali‘i noho i‘uka

 

He Mele no o keia moku

I ka ‘aina uluwehi o Moloka’i 

Verse 1:

Beautiful is Halawa
The home of Lanikaula (the great prophet and his Kukui Grove, feared by Kamehameha)

Verse 2:

Lush and green is Ko’olau With its sea cliffs it shines

Verse 3:

Youthful and beautiful is Honouliwai
With the Pathway to Maui across the Pailolo Channel

 

Verse 4:

Behold Kamalō
With the moʻo chief which lives in the uplands 

 

Verse 5:

This mele was written for this area
This lush and beautiful island of Molokaʻi