Ka Wahine Kapu (O Kama’ule’ule)
Composed by Lei‘ohu Ryder
December 27, 1999

Kou leo e na makani keawe’ula e
Kou kino e na mamo a’o ua
Ka leo e na makani i uka mai
Ka wahine kapu ia o Kama’ule’ule

Kou leo e na lehulehu
Kou kino e na pua ‘iliahi
Ka i’ini mai kou pa’a la’a e
Ka wahine kapu ia o Kama’ule’ule

Kama’ule’ule e ta ua tapu e

Kou leo e na makana o ka ‘aina la
E milimili ia ka haku o na mele e
Ka ua Lenalena Pu’ea o ka pali e
Ka wahine kapu ia o Kama’ule’ule

He mele no ka wahine kapu ‘oe
No Kama’ule’ule he ali’i nui pono la
Aloha no ua Lenalena la
Ka wahine kapu ia o Kama’ule’ule

Kama’ule’ule e ta ua Lenalena e
Your voice in the winds of sacred upland
Your body in the lighted rain
The voice comes to me on the wind
Sacred goddess of Kama’ule’ule

Your voice glistens
Your body like the sandalwood flower
Sealed forever in sacred
Sacred goddess of Kama’ule’ule

Kama’ule’ule in the sacred rain

Your voice a gift to this land
Closely woven with song
The Lenalena rain on the cliffs of Pu’ea
Sacred goddess of Kama’ule’ule

This song for the sacred goddess
Of Kama’ule’ule the righteous chief
With love for Lenalena
Sacred goddess of Kama’ule’ule

Kama’ule’ule in the ua Lenalena rain


This song is a mele inoa for Lenalena - the goddess of Wai’anae who was a sacred/spirit lover of Kama’ule’ule - the ali’i of O’ahu. This song speaks of the voice that travels on the wind calling the other forward in the mountains, the sea. The rain - the goddess - sacred to Pu’ea , the cave in Wai’anae Mts. Kama’ule’ule mele is a companion song to Ua Lenalena mele & this one. A trilogy of songs all speak of love & the chief Kama’ule’ule. (Kama’ule’ule - CD Kukuipuka; Ua Lenalena - CD Waiha)


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