Malana Mai Ka’u
by Pua Case & Kealii Bertelmann

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Malana mai Ka’u me Puna me Hilo

Hele mai Kona me Kohala me Hamakua

He ka‘ele ‘o Waipio he pola o Mahiki

He uka o Waimea he ‘awa a Kawaihae

He kupe no ka wa’a o Poliahu

He pala mauna a wākea a’i luna

Pa‘a kuahiwi ke alii ka wa’a

Ohohia i ka hana ‘ana aku e…e..e!

* Summarized: Buoyant comes Ka’u and Puna and Hilo, traveling from Kona, Kohala and Hamakua, Waipi’o is a hollow like a hull, Mahiki, flat like a bottom Waimea is a highland, Kawaihae, a harbor, An end piece for the canoe is Poli’ahu, Mauna Kea, there above, is the sealant for the wood, The forest is secured by the chief who cuts down the canoe rejoicing in the activity.