Who Sang Wai O Ke Aniani? Gabby Pahinui

Release information
Release Date: 1972-7-12
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk/Pacific
length: 2:54
Lyrics
Nani no^ ke `ala
Ke `ala o ka pua pi^kake
`O ka noe a ka ua li`ili`i
Ka `uhene a ka wai i ka `ili

Ua la`i no^ ke `ala
I ka liko o ka pua pi^kake
`O ka noe a ka ua li`ili`i
Ka `uhene a ka wai i ka `ili
(alternate stanza)

Hui:
Hu`i au konikoni
I ka wai konikoni
Wai hu`ihu`i o ke aniani

E aloha a`e ana wau la^
Aloha ku`u pua tuberose (`ilima) la^
He moani ke `ala i ka poli la^
`Uheuhene i ka wai `oia pua

`O ka noe a ka ua li`ili`i
I ka uka o Ka^`ilikahi
Ho`okahi pua nani o ka liko
Ka`onohi wai a^nuenue

English:

Beautiful is the fragrance
The fragrance of the pi^kake
The mist that accompanies the light rain
And gently moistens the skin

Peaceful is the fragrance
O pikake flower buds
In the mist of fine rain
In the happy sound of water over stones
(alternate stanza)

Chorus:
Cold am I and throbbing
In the chilling water
The cold, crystal water

I'll remember you
My love for the tuberose (`ilima) flower
Windblown perfume to the heart
Rejoicing in the nectar of the flower

The mist and fine rain
In the hills of Ka^`ilikahi
The most beautiful flower bud
A patch of rainbow water

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Medley
  • 2 Lihue
  • 3 He'eia
  • 4 Ka Makani Ka'ili Aloha
  • 5 Lei Ohu
  • 6 Royal Hawaiian Hotel
  • 7 Keawaiki
  • 8 Leahi
  • 9 Wai O Ke Aniani
  • 10 Ka'ahumanu
  • 11 Lei Nani
  • 12 Lei No Ka'iulani
  • 13 Ka Moa'e
  • 14 Hula O Makee
  • 15 Hame Pila
  • 16 Medley

  • Release information
    label: Panini Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    script: Latin