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Thread #81449   Message #1491552
Posted By: Haruo
23-May-05 - 04:14 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Aloha 'oe / Farewell to thee
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Aloha 'oe / Farewell to thee also gives the following English text, which I don't think is intended to be sung; it looks to me like it probably is intended as a more literal interpretation of the Hawai'ian words than the Queen's own (singable) version:

Proudly the rain on the cliffs
Creeps into the forest
Seeking the buds
And miniature lehua flowers of the uplands.

Farewell to thee, farewell to thee
O fragrance in the blue depths.
One fond embrace and I leave
To meet again.

Sweet memories come
Sound softly in my heart.
You are my beloved sweetheart
Felt within.

I understand the beauty
Of rose blossoms at Mauna-wili.
There the birds delight
To the beauty of this flower.