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Ka Huila Wai Composed By: Alfred Alohikea Performed By: IZ A D A Ku wale mai no, Ka Huila Wai E7 A A'ohe wai ia'u, E niniu ai D A He aniani ku, mau 'oe no E7 A He hoa kuka, pu me kaua D A Aloha 'ia no, 'o'i'o lele E7 A I sa lele ahea, i ka moana D A Aloha 'ia no, 'O Waiohinu E7 A Ka pali lele wai, a ke koae D A Mai noho 'oe, a ho'o poina E7 A I kahi pikake, ulu ma'ema'e D A Ha'ina 'ia mai, ana kapuana E7 A A'ohe wai ia'u, e niniu ai ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~07.14.05 05:11:18 HST IN THE THIRD VERSE OF KA HUILA WAI, IT IS MOLI O LELE NOT O'I'O LELE. WE RESEARCHED THIS SONG FOR A HULA COMPETITION ON KAUA'I. I SPOKE TO MOON K, JOHNNY LUM-HO, MANU BOYD, AND UNCLE ALFRED'S OHANA TO GET THE WORDS AND MEANING RIGHT. MAHALO MANA. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The windmill just stands still No water comes swirling up You are a constant reflection of me My companion, always conversing with me Beloved indeed is Môlîlele When the clouds swirl, the ocean is stormy Beloved is the koae bird from The waterfall of Wai`ôhinu Just don't you forget This attractive peacock Tell the refrain No water comes swirling up Source: Garza-Maguire Collection - Verse 3, the cliff Môlîlele was named for Monilele, a very pretty young girl who caught the eye of a chief that was not well liked. He declared she would become his wife. The day before the wedding, she went to the forest and picked all the maile to adorn herself. She then went down to the cliffs at South Point, and jumped off. If you go to the cliffs at South Point and smell maile, where obviously no maile grows, it is because Monilele likes you. This legend told by a Ka`û kupuna born near Hilea. When asked about Moaula, it was pronounced in the vernacular (or maybe a dialect) Moula, leaving out the "a". Hence the transition Moanilele, Monilele, Molilele (in song). ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Thanks Mana for your time to research Russo ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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