I KU MAU MAU

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ONE: I KU MAU MAU! ALL: I KU WA! ONE: I KU MAU MAU I KU HULU HULU I KA LANAWAO! ALL: I KU WA! ONE: I KU LANAWAO! ALL: I KU WA! I KU WA HUKI! I KU WA KO! I KU WA A MAU! A MAU KA EULU! E HUKI E! KULIA!

ONE: STAND UP IN COUPLES! ALL: STAND IN INTERVALS! ONE: STAND IN COUPLES! HAUL WITH ALL YOUR MIGHT! UNDER THE MIGHTY TREES! ALL: STAND IN INTERVALS! ONE: STAND UP AMONG THE TALL FOREST TREES! ALL: STAND AT INTERVALS! STAND AT INTERVALS! AND PULL! STAND AT INTERVALS! AND HAUL! STAND IN PLACE! AND HAUL! HAUL BRANCHES AND ALL! HAUL NOW! STAND UP MY HEARTIES! HOLD YOUR BREATH NOW! IT MOVES, THE GOD BEGINS TO RUN!

* The above chant is an ancient chant which was used by our ancestors. It was also used by KCC members in the upland forests of Maui as we pulled out the koa log which then became our koa canoe, Ku Koa Manutea. This chant carries a lot of mana

koauau Draw on. ko ke la ao Amene Praise God from Whom all blessings flow. Although we are no longer in the forest of the uplands. double meaning”). Today. kiauau Haul. grant. hukiauau Pull on. E hō mai Grant. Amen. Son and Holy Ghost. Praise Father. pu. E hō mai. E HŌ MAI E ALA E E hō mai Ka `ike mai luna mai e Grant us the knowledge from above `O na mea huna no`eau `O na mele e Concerning all the wisdom of songs E hō mai. ye heavenly hosts. this chant still brings us together and asks us to work together to accomplish our goals. Praise Him all creatures here below. grant us these things Kiauau Kiauau. Praise Him above. haul Hukiauau. draw on Ho'omalo he kaula Keep the rope taut . Ke Akua mau Ho`o mai ka`i. we continue to chant E Ku Mau Mau with an understanding of kaona (“hidden. The Hawaiian Doxology “Ka Mele Ho`omaika`i” Ho`o nani ka Makua mau Ke Keiki me ka Uhane no.and provides spiritual uplifting. Ko ke ia ao. pull on Koauau.

Moku a he kaula Keep the rope in position E ALA E E ALA E KA LAI I KA HIKINA Awake. there is the sun. to stop blowing the wind so hard. PA MAI. stop the turning of the sea (the large bowl of water). Asking the wind to die down and make it come very tiny. the deep ocean PI`I KA LEWA KA LEWA NU`U Climb to the heavens. . arise. awake OLI HO-OIKAIKA Prayer for Strength E IHO ANA A LUNA That which is above. Hilo (Tahitian "Hiro"). KAMAKANI O HILO E LAWE AKE KA IPU NUI HO`O MAI KA IPU LI`I LI`I (REPEAT) Pa Mai is a chant asking the wind god. highest heaven I KA HIKINA AE A KALA E ALA E In the east. be brought down E PI'I ANA O LALO That which is below. the sun is in the east I KA MOANA KA MOANA HOU HONU At the ocean. When the wind dies the waves and ocean currents die. shall be lifted up E HUI ANA NA MOKU The islands shall be united E KU ANA KA PAIA The walls shall stand upright PA MAI PA MAI.