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Kaleohano, 'o Kaleohano kou inoa
Kaleohano (a name meaning:The Voice (of) Authority and Respect),
Kaleohano (is) your name
Ku'u home, ku'u home, ku'u home 'o Keaukaha*
My (in a form expressing affection) home, my home, my home, Keaukaha
Kaulana 'o Keaukaha
Famous (is) Keaukaha

(E hana hou I ka paukы mua loa )
(Repeat first verse)

Kaleohano, 'o Kaleohano kou inoa
Kaleohano, Kaleohano (is) your name
Ku'u 'вina, ku'u kulвiwi, a huli I ke kai
My land, my native land, and dashing and receding (is) the sea
Kaulana 'o Keaukaha.
Famous (is) Keaukaha.


Aloha au Iв Mauna Kea, I ke anu o ke ahiahi
Love I Mauna Kea (meaning, White Mountain, referring to mountain on the island of Hawai'I), in the cold of the evening.
Ho'olono, ho'olono, ho'olono I ka leo ka makani
Listen, listen, listen to the voice of the wind
Keaukaha nф e ka wahi.
Keaukaha indeed, the place.



(E hana hou I ka paukы hope)
(Repeat last verse)

*Keaukaha = the passing current, referring to Hawaiian homestead land in Hilo, Hawai'I; in fast speech the "au" sound in Keaukaha is pronounced as an "ou" sound.



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    Moomomi Inda HouseApr 24, 2013 at 10:45 pm
    This tune by Brother Iz is not as well as known as his rendition of "Over the Raibow," but is one of my favorites. Listening to the melody is almost like being being there in the shadow of Mauna Kea and experiencing the cool of the evening breeze brush against your face as you gaze upon the "eyes of the universe" -- makali'i ka po. Pono.

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