NOW IS THE HOUR

© 1913
Lyrics & Music: Maewa Kaihan, Clement Scott, Dorothy Stewart

Sheet Music: In Hawaiian Luau (Hal Leonard Publishing, 1979)

Recordings:
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Pö atarau
E moea iho nei
E haere ana
Koe ki pamamao

. Haere ra;
Ka hoki mai ano;
Ki i te tau
E tangi atu nei

On a moonlit night
I see in a dream
You going
To a distant land

Farewell,
But return again
To your loved one,
Weeping here

Now is the hour, when we must say goodbye.
Soon you'll be sailing far across the sea.
While you're away, oh, then, remember me.
When you return, you'll find me waiting here.

Sunset glow fades in the west.
Night o'er the valley is creeping.
Birds cuddle down in their nest
Soon all the world will be sleeping.

Now is the hour, when we must say goodbye.
Soon you'll be sailing far across the sea.
While you're away, oh, then, remember me.
When you return, you'll find me waiting here.


There is a fascinating story of the origin of this song on http://folksong.org.nz/

Mahalo to Larry W. Jones for the lyrics, background information link and image.



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