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A wilderness, where no man lives, a desert there. He wï makani ke hoa ke ‘ü nei, A howling wind its companion, sighing, ‘Auhea lehua nä moni wai o uka? Where are you, lehua, water-drinking blossoms of the uplands? Kü mai a ‘alo i nëia kuänea. Come forward and triumph over this lonely desolation. He alo a he alo ‘o Panoa me Wailani. Encountering each other, face to face are Panoa and Wailani. Kulukulu iho ho‘opulu mino‘aka. Now moisture drips, dampening a smile. Leo ‘oli‘oli, ua ao nä hoa känaka. A cry of joy as humankind is enlightened. He mauli hiwa ia a mau loa. A sacred spirit of life to endure forever. Peter’s second tune was a bit quirky. A friend’s story about seeing a UFO came to mind, and I composed the words for the song, “ UFO .” Peter urged me to say something in Hawaiian between the verses. The words developed into an informal discourse between myself and Bobby Hall, one of Peter’s musicians and a former Hawaiian-language student of mine at UH –Mänoa. Of course, like the spoken words to the song “Kaulana Nä Pua,” the exchange had to fit the musical accompaniment.
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26 HÜLILI Vol. 10 ( 2016 ) UFO [dialogue] Mana‘o paha käkou ‘o käkou wale nö i këia ao äkea. Perhaps we may think that we’re the only human inhabitants in this whole wide universe. Ua ana ‘ia ka papakü o ke kai hohonu. We’ve surveyed and charted the bottom of the ocean. A he mea ‘ole ho‘i ka loa i ka mähina. And the distance out to the moon is nothing. Pehea na‘e ke ao o ka lewa, kahi o ka UFO ? But how about the outer space, the place of the UFO? [song] I ke kau ka‘a a hele holoholo ë, While riding in the car, traveling along, ‘Ike mäua i ke kupanaha ë. Both of us saw this extraordinary sight. He aha lä ia mea e lele ‘oa‘oaka nei? What could this thing be, flashing brightly, flying above us? A kuhi aku kuhi mai he UFO ! And we turned to each other and guessed, It’s a UFO! [dialogue] Inä paha ua mana‘o mai ‘oe he p ū lapu wale k ē ia, If you think that maybe I’m just bluffing, E nïnau i ka po‘e i ‘ike a me nä kilo hökü. Ask the people who saw, and the astrologers.
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27 KIMURA | KE KANI A KE AU MAULI HAWAI‘I HOU Pehea, ua pololei këia mea ‘o ka UFO ? How about it, is this phenomenon called UFO for real? A he pane mai nö, pëlä ho‘i, he UFO ! And you’ll get your answer, there really are UFOs! [song] Ka‘alewa mai hïlala kapakahi ë, There it goes revolving, tilting sideways, Me he moku pälaha lä kïkaha i ka lani, Like a flat island, gliding in the sky, Kau pono lä i luna a kauaheahe mai. Coming right overhead and hovering. Piliwi ‘ole a piliwi mai he UFO ! Believe it or not, it is a UFO! I never gave Peter words to set to music. It was always the other way around: he had the music first. I learned certain conditions early on about setting words to someone’s else’s tune. The music is imbued with a mood or a spirit, and the words created for it should both complement that feeling and fit within the parameters of the notes. Peter gave me a melody for his 1989 album Full Moon
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