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chico Lyr Add: He 'Ono (Hawaiian) (2) Lyr Add: He 'Ono (Hawaiian) 18 Apr 06



G
He keu a ka 'ono ma-ke alopiko la                                Oh, how delicious is the belly
       C
Kahi momona piko ka nenue la                                        The fattest part of the pilot fish
          G
Liha liha wale ke momoni aku la                                        So rich when swallowed

O ka 'o'io halale ke kai la                                        The bone fish with thick gravy
       C
O ka 'opelu e pepenu ana la                                        The mackerel, dunked in sauce

HUI
         G                  D7               G
He 'ono toumi ta ho'i tau i to pu'u te momoni a. . .ku                Delicious tasting, a delight to the throat to swallow
       D7                                          
|: He 'ono a he 'ono a he 'ono 'i'o no o no                        Delicious, delicious, delicious Indeed, how delicious
             G
   A he 'ono no :|

[OMITA INFRA:]

HUI
       G                  D7               G
He 'ono toumi ta ho'i tau i to pu'u te momoni aku
D7                                          G
Manapua, manapua, pepeiao, okole. A he 'ono no


Mai pi'ikoi 'oe i ke akule l                Don't choose only the scad fish
A he i'a 'ha'i i ka hohonu l                The fish of the depths
Ho'i iho 'oe i kahi 'anae l                Pay some attention to the mullet
Me ka manini plehu 'ia l                And the reef surgeonfish cooked on the coals
'O ke kole ka i'a maka onaona l        And the surgeonfish with the bright sweet eyes
He 'ono to mito ho'i tau i                Delicious tasting
Tou pu'u te momoni aku                        A delight to the throat to swallow




[He'Ono (Delicious) - Words & Music by Bina Mossman. Source: Baker Collection - It is said this was written while the composer was in the bathtub Translated by Kamehameha Schools HSI, Copyright 1961-66 Criterion Music Corp.]

For music sample see Ka'au Crater Boys 'Making Waves' album.

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