He‘eia
J. Kalāhiki

Aia i He‘eia lā
I ka nalu e he‘e ana

He‘e ana i ka muku lā
Ho‘i ana i ka lala

He pakika he pahe‘e lā
He pahe‘e i ka pu‘eone

A na‘u i kīkaha lā
A ‘o ia ‘aekai

A he kuhihewa ko‘u lā
Aia i ka poli

Hāpapa hewa au lā
I ka maka o ka moena

‘E‘ena ia manu lā
Noho mai i ke kuahiwi

Ha‘ina mai ka puana lā
No Kalākaua nō he inoa

Ha‘ina hou ka puana lā
‘O Hālalaikanukumanu

There at He‘eia
Surfing on the wave

Gliding on the crest
Returning out on diagonal swells

Slipping and sliding
Sliding over the sand dunes

I glided
And came ashore there

I have erred
In my heart

I grope about in vain
Over the meshed mat

This bird is timid
Residing in the mountains

The story is told
For Kalākaua, an honored name

The refrain is uttered again
For Hālalaikanukumanu