Kawailehua’a’alakahnua

Frank Kawaikapuokalani Hewett

Submitted by: kkimura
Kawailehua'a'alakahonua
Frank Kawaikapuokalani Hewett

In the John Cruz version, the song is played in Gb, but he most likely tunes his guitar down a 1/2 step and plays it as if he was playing in G.

Verse 1 (2x):
       Gb  Db7     Gb
Ke iho la      ka ua    (As the rain falls)
Cb         Gb       Db7     Gb
  Halihali nā lehua     o luna     (It bears lehua blossoms from above)
Db7   Gb
   E ... 
Db7   Gb
   E ...

Verse 2 (2x):
         Gb  Db7        Gb
Heleleʻi pua     i ke kai     (The blossoms fall into the sea)
Cb          Gb       Db7        Gb   
  Hula leʻa nā lehua     i ka moana     (And dance playfully upon the waters of the ocean)
Db7   Gb
   E ... 
Db7   Gb
   E ...

Instrumental (verse chords)

Verse 3 (2x):
        Gb       Db7        Gb
He kupa la ka ua     i ke kai     (The rain is well aquainted with the sea)
Cb        Gb  Db7         Gb
  Ke hoʻi hou     e aloha mai     (And as it returns to the sea, the two become one and the cycle is complete)
Db7   Gb
   E ... 
Db7   Gb
   E ...

Instrumental (verse chords)

Verse 4 (2x):
        Gb    Db7        Gb
He mele nou e     kuʻu lani     (This is my tribute to you, my Heavenly one)
Cb         Gb   Db7            Gb
  Ka wai lehua     ʻaʻala ka honua     (The lehua rain that awakens)
Db7   Gb
   E ... 
Db7   Gb
   E ...

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