E ku'u morning dew, alia mai, alia mai
(My morning dew, wait, wait)
Maliu mai 'oe i ka'u a hea nei
(Heed hither me, to my calling here)
E kali mai 'oe, ia'u nei ia'u nei
(Wait for me, to me here, to me here)
'O wau iho n' me ke aloha.
(I am/remain deeply indeed with love)
Wehe mai ke alaula 'oli liko me l'hau
(Open the joyful, budding light of the early dawn with gentle cool rain)
E ho'ohehelo ana i nei a p'p'lina,
(Become proud of your appearance here and (?) cheeks)
I uka o Mana i ka 'iu uhiwai
(To the uplands of Mana to the heavily misted sacred place)
Ma laila no k'ua e pili mau ai
(There for you and me to join together)
Ma laila no k'ua e pili mau ai.
(There for you and me to join together.)
(E hana hou i ka pauk' mua)
(Repeat the first verse).
Israel Kamakawiwo'ole (May 20th 1959 - June 26th, 1997) was a popular entertainer and singer in Hawai'i until his death at the age of 38 in 1997. He became famous outside Hawaii when his album Facing Future was released in 1993 with his medley of Over The Rainbow / What A Wonderful World. The song has been included in the end of several movies, including Finding Forrester, Meet Joe Black, 50 First Dates and Fred Claus, the TV show Scrubs, as well as the 2002 season finale of the TV series ER ... selengkapnya