WAIPIO (TO KAHALELAUKOA)
BEYOND THE RAINBOW

© 1923
Lyrics: Mekia Kealakai Music: George Allen
A song written about Waipio, the Oahu home of Mrs. Irene Kahalelaukoa Holloway

New adaptation and English lyrics (BEYOND THE RAINBOW)
1958 Webley Edwards, Leon Pober

Sheet Music: In King's Book of Hawaiian Melodies 9th ed. (Chas. E. King, 1928)
In Criterion's Island Song Book (Criterion Music, 1968)

Recordings:
CD: Gary AikoHawaii's Golden Treasures Gold Series, Vol. 1 (TBCM 0100)
Alfred Apaka Hawaii's Golden Voice: The Lost Recordings (HOCD 32000)

1923 VERSION TRANSLATION
O kau hana mau no ia Thou art ever extending welcome
O ka hookipa I kealoha So cordial and so genuine to all
A na'u i hooheno mua And I surely know that I've been favored
Ka makani o Laulani To know the wind of Laulani
E ka i'a hamau leo
E hii poi malie nei
I ka mea kamehai
Oo ua aina nei
REFRAIN
He inoa ke ia I sing the praises
No Waipio Of Waipio
O Kahalelaupkekoa Of Kahalelauokeokekoa
I puia i ke ala Where the fragrance of the flowers
Ona ona i ka ihu Fills the air and bid thee welcome

1958 VERSION (melody is virtually the same as refrain above)
Beyond the rainbow
Beside a friendly sea
There's an island they call Hawaii

When it calls to you
You must go there
Beyond the rainbow
To old Hawaii

The whispering breeze
The sheltering trees
No dream can compare with what waits for you there.

Beyond the rainbow
Beside a friendly sea
There's an island they call Hawaii

When it calls to you
You must go there
Beyond the rainbow
To old Hawaii



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