Mudcat Café message #1003488 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #39684   Message #1003488
Posted By: Mark Cohen
17-Aug-03 - 03:09 AM
Thread Name: Your Favorite Hawaiian Songs
Subject: RE: Your Favorite Hawaiian Songs
I believe the words you're looking for are: Ua mau ke ea o ka aina i ka pono o Hawai'i. That's the state motto, and is usually translated "The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness." A quote from King Kamehameha I, I think. Here are the lyrics for Hawaii '78, which was written by Mickey Ioane and performed by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole.