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MELE HOOIPOIPO, by            
First Line: I searched for you, my sweetheart
Last Line: To keep it always, to remember.
Subject(s): Leis


I searched for you, my sweetheart,
throughout the length and breadth of Hawaii;
After many a moon I found my love
Beneath the pandanus trees.

And there we lingered; I strung a lei
fashioned from the fruit of the pandanus;
she was so happy, so proud to wear it,
to keep it always, to remember.





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