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chico Lyr Add: He 'Ono (Hawaiian) (2) Lyr Add: He 'Ono (Hawaiian) 18 Apr 06

He keu a ka 'ono ma-ke alopiko la                                Oh, how delicious is the belly
Kahi momona piko ka nenue la                                        The fattest part of the pilot fish
Liha liha wale ke momoni aku la                                        So rich when swallowed

O ka 'o'io halale ke kai la                                        The bone fish with thick gravy
O ka 'opelu e pepenu ana la                                        The mackerel, dunked in sauce

         G                  D7               G
He 'ono toumi ta ho'i tau i to pu'u te momoni a. . .ku                Delicious tasting, a delight to the throat to swallow
|: He 'ono a he 'ono a he 'ono 'i'o no o no                        Delicious, delicious, delicious Indeed, how delicious
   A he 'ono no :|


       G                  D7               G
He 'ono toumi ta ho'i tau i to pu'u te momoni aku
D7                                          G
Manapua, manapua, pepeiao, okole. A he 'ono no

Mai pi'ikoi 'oe i ke akule l                Don't choose only the scad fish
A he i'a 'ha'i i ka hohonu l                The fish of the depths
Ho'i iho 'oe i kahi 'anae l                Pay some attention to the mullet
Me ka manini plehu 'ia l                And the reef surgeonfish cooked on the coals
'O ke kole ka i'a maka onaona l        And the surgeonfish with the bright sweet eyes
He 'ono to mito ho'i tau i                Delicious tasting
Tou pu'u te momoni aku                        A delight to the throat to swallow

[He'Ono (Delicious) - Words & Music by Bina Mossman. Source: Baker Collection - It is said this was written while the composer was in the bathtub Translated by Kamehameha Schools HSI, Copyright 1961-66 Criterion Music Corp.]

For music sample see Ka'au Crater Boys 'Making Waves' album.

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