Pua `Alani

by Mike and Matt

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Chorus, stanza 3, lua is the Hawaiian bone breaking sport of ancient Hawai`i, forbidden by law in the days of the kingdom. Chorus, stanza 4, “stairway of the shrimp” is a lua hold whereby a warrior lifts his opponent from the ground and breaks his bones in the air.

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Ua pono no `oe e ka Inuwai
I ka lawe a holu i ka lau o ke pili
Komo pono aku la `oe i ka `ai a ka lua
I ke ala pi`i a ka `opae

You are all right O Inuwai breeze
In setting the leaves of the pili to swaying
You are caught in the grip of the lua
Called “the stairway of the shrimp”

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released October 4, 2011
Arrangement inspired by Gabby Pahinui
Original Composer: Emma Alexandria Kanoa de Fries
Translated by Mary Pukui
Art Director: Aimee Macauley

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