Shells of Ewa

  • Artist: Oceanic Folk (Polynesian Folk)
  • Featuring artist: Traditional folk song
  • Album: Donovan's Reef OST
  • Song: Pupu A'o 'Ewa
  • Translations: English, Tongan
Hawaiian

Pupu A'o 'Ewa

Ho'ia 'au i kawa...
He mai kai...
Pupu (a'o 'Ewa)
I ka nu'a (naa kaanaka)
E naue mai ('a e 'ike)
I ka mea hou ('o ka 'aina)
Ahe 'aina (ua kaulana)
Mai na kupuna mai
Alahula Pu'uloa he ala hele no Ka'ahupahau (Ka'ahupahau)

Submitted by SilentRebel83 on Tue, 26/02/2013 - 05:41
Submitter's comments:

The Hawaiian 'W's are pronounced like a 'V'. Thus, "Ewa" -->"Eeh-Vaah".

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English translation

Shells of Ewa

Leaving in the distance...
To the ocean...1
Shells (of Ewa)
Bringing news (of the people)
They come (to learn)
The good word2(of the land)
Oh, this land (so well-known)
From time of ages past
All of Pu'uloa3is graced by Ka'ahupahau4(Ka'ahupahau)

  • 1. lit. towards the sea
  • 2. alt. gospel, news
  • 3. the area known as Pearl Harbor.
  • 4. Hawaiian shark deity.
"Work hard in silence, let your success be your noise!"
Submitted by SilentRebel83 on Tue, 26/02/2013 - 06:04
Author's comments:

'Ewa refers to 'Ewa Beach in Hawaii's "Big Island".

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evfokas     September 28th, 2013
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