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Kanaka Wai Wai
rlcravatt@yahoo.com
Posted 2/20/05 at 10:02pm

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Kanaka Wai Wai

Please add the lyrics to "Kanaka Wai Wai". Thank You.

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Auntie Maria
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Posted 3/6/05 at 2:03pm

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Kanaka Wai Wai

For lyrics and translations to Hawaiian language songs, go to www.huapala.org first -- excellent source of information.

Written by John K. Almeida, the song's title is "Iesu Me Kanaka Waiwai":
http://www.huapala.org/Iesu_Me_Ke_Kanaka.html

J-me K.
ritejme@gmail.com
Posted 3/14/05 at 5:03am

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kanaka waiwai

It true name is " Iesu Me Ke Kanaka Waiwai " you can find the lyrics at (www.huapala.org ) go to the mainpage... at the A...lyrics, scroll down and look the the right of the screen you will see other archives Hula Instruments, Hula notes, Hula steps, etc. go all the way down and click on Christmas/Religious then find "Iesu Me Ke Kanaka Waiwai" It has the translation for the Hawaiian verse and the whole song itself...
I love this song especially the hawaiian words... and I myself was going to do a hula to it... but the haw'n words were nothing like the english sung... its actually the story of the rich young ruler... from the blble, true a very good story, but yet hard to create a hula for... so for now its still on the back burner... but i would love to come up with a hula for it. hope this helps... God Bless , Jesus is my Rock... J-me

Keola Donaghy
keola@nahenahe.net
Posted 3/22/05 at 12:03pm

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"Iesu Me Kanaka Waiwai"

> Written by John K. Almeida, the song's title is "Iesu Me Kanaka Waiwai"

John Almeida did not write it. I've listened to interviews with him (conducted in Hawaiian) where he explicitly states that he did not write the words, but that he composed the music for the songs as it is now performed today. It had different music previously, stylistically more hula-oriented, and the church deemed it to be inappropriate to be sung in that style. He sang a few bars of it with the original music, but not enough to recreate it.

Curt Hussey
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Posted 6/8/05 at 2:06pm

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Dance

Has anyone seen a hula for this song? J-meK, did you ever prepare one???? I have an occasion coming up, and would really like to have by daughter dance the hula to Kanaka Wai Wai.
Mahalo!

Elpidio Madarang
madarange001@hawaii.rr.com
Posted 7/23/05 at 10:07am

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Kanaka Waiwai Sheet Music

Does anybody have a score of "Kanaka Waiwai"? I've been looking for the sheet music but I can't find it.
I just play it by ear on the key of C.

Patty Callaghan
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Posted 8/7/05 at 11:08am

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Kanaka Waiwai Sheet Music

I have uke chords in the keys of C & F. I went to the web site where my copy was printed from and it no longer has the chords listed. If you would like, I can email them to you. Also, our Halau has choreographed a hula to Kanaka Waiwai and we use it in many shows. All the dancers say they get goose bumps when they perform this song.

syl gust
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Posted 8/18/05 at 8:08pm

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kanaka waiwai

Didn't Don Ho sing this on one of his albums? Did anybody find the hula steps?

Michael J Ebalaroza
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Posted 10/20/05 at 4:10pm

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Kanaka wai wai Lyrics

I am a Musician from Honolulu that use to be in the Al Harrington Show for 15 years. I now live here in North Carolina and became a Born Again Christian 11 years ago. I am also a praise and worship leader in our church. We will be doing this song with some local hula dancers in our church this Sunday. What a "Blessing" to be here to share the "Aloha Spirit".

Nicole Kanahele
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Posted 11/10/05 at 2:11pm

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Iesu me kanaka waiwai

I am looking for a choral arrangement of this song? Anyone know where I can go?

koini
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Posted 2/18/06 at 2:02am

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kanaka wai wai

i am searching for the words for the song "let me walk to paradise with you lord" and it was sung by a group called leahi. Does any one by any chance know where I may get the lyrics and song. Please advise.
Thank you

MR Bulk
misterbulk@hawaii.rr.com
Posted 9/6/06 at 8:09pm

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Words/Chords to Kanaka Waiwai

Music by John Almeida

Vamp: Bb///F///C7///F/C7/

F F7 _
Ma ke ala hele 'o Iesu
Bb_ _ F
I halawai aku ai
C7 _ F Dm
Me ke kanaka, 'opio hanohano
G7 C7
Kaulana i ka waiwai
F _ _F7
Pane mai e ka 'opio
Bb A7
"E ku'u haku maika'i
Bb F
He aha ho'i ka'u e hana aku ai
G7 _C7 F _
I loa'a e ke ola mau?" (ia 'oe)


hui:
Bb _ _
"E ha'awi, e ha'awi lilo
F
I kou mau waiwai
C7
Huli a hahai mai ia'u
F _Bb F
I loa'a e ke ola mau" (hui 2x)


F _ F7
Minamina e ka 'opio
Bb F
I knoa mau waiwai
C7 _ _ F Dm
I ke ku'ai a ha'awi lilo aku
G7 C7
I ka po'e nele a hune
F F7_ _
Huli a'e o Iesu la
Bb _A7
Pane aku i ka 'opio
Bb F
"'A'ole a'e hiki ke kanaka waiwai
G7 C7 F _
I ke aupuni o ka lani'" (Ia 'oe)


hui


F F7
Let me walk through Paradise with you Lord
Bb F
Take my hand and lead me there
C7 F Dm
All my earthly treasures I will gladly give
G7 C7
Teach me how to love and to share
F F7
Greed and lust and vanity were mine Lord
Bb A7
Then I found your love divine
Bb F
Now on my knees I pray that I can find the way
G7 C7 F F7 _
Let me walk through Paradise with you (Ia 'oe)



Translation:

It was on the path Jesus
Chanced to meet
With a young man of position
Renowned for his wealth
The youth spoke, saying
"O my good lord
What, indeed, must I do
To gain eternal life?"


chorus:
"Give away, give away completely
All of your many riches
Turn and follow me
To gain eternal life"


The youth regretted parting
With his many riches
To be sold and given away
To the poor and the destitute
Jesus then turned
Responding to the youth
"The rich man shall never reach
The kingdom of heaven"

Tony Freeman
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Posted 2/12/07 at 3:02pm

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Choral Arrangement

Nicole Kanahele -
"I am looking for a choral arrangement of this song? Anyone know where I can go?"

I don't know where you can go, but if you are able to pick out a choral arrangement by ear, the "Three Angels' Choral" sings a beatiful arrangement of this song. They're the reason I found out about it in the first place.
Their website is http://www.3angelschorale.com
I don't know if it's exactly choral style, but it's sung by a choral.

This is one of the most beautiful songs ever.

Toni
tonid1944@msn.com
Posted 2/26/07 at 5:02pm

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Kanaka Wai Wai Sheet Music

My Ohana lives in Boston and we just lost our beloved sister, Ku'ulei, to ovarian cancer. Her funeral is tomorrow and we've been desperately trying to find the sheet music to "Kanaka Wai Wai" for our Soloist to sing and organist to play.

Could you please email the sheet music to me too? You would make one Hawaiian family so blessed on the east coast.
Mahalo, and God Bless,
Toni Leinani

cecelia
cblabi@hotmail.com
Posted 3/28/07 at 9:03pm

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iesu me ke kanaka waiwai

has anyone ever figure it out the hula step for this song. I have birthday party coming up for my nephew and I would love to have my nieces perform the hula for this song. Thanks.

Lani Ho
dreamweaver_5382001@yahoo.com
Posted 5/8/07 at 4:05am

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Iesu Me Ke Kanaka Waiwai

Another good site for the lyrics is www.kalena.com/huapala/Iesu_Me_Ke_Kanaka.html . The song was based on the parable from Matthew 19:16-24, Almeida composed the music in 1915, for a Mormon church in Honolulu who rejected the song because it sounded too much like a hula. The original chords and music are not the way it is sung today. This song was also recorded by my cousin the late Don Ho.

Ho'onani ke Haku!

Keilah
keilahiloilo7@yahoo.com
Posted 5/17/07 at 4:05pm

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Can you help me find who sings this song?

im trying to figure out who sings "let me walk through paradise with you" it is sung by a polynesian group of girls.

Colleen Patterson
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Posted 5/28/07 at 2:05pm

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Kanaka Waiwai

Would you have the lyrics to Kanaka waiwai by Hui'Ohana?

Momilani
haynbaby64@yahoo.com
Posted 6/19/07 at 6:06pm

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Hula steps for Kanaka WaiWai

Can anyone tell me where i can either download the hula steps to this song or email me the steps to do it for a Hawaiian Festival that my job is having on June 28th....I will performing the hula and would like to do this song....its one of my favorites....please help....mahalo nui loa!!!

Aleki
asao@isleofjewels.com
Posted 9/17/07 at 10:09pm

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Did you find the hula steps for Kanaka waiwai

Did anyone find the hula steps for Walk Through Paradise/Kanaka Wai Wai?

Kaylee Kinikini
honneybaby16@hotmail.com
Posted 9/19/07 at 12:09pm

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Hula Steps

Sorry, seems like all of us want these steps, but if someone could email me the hula steps for Kanaka Waiwai/ Walk through paradise? It would be much appriciated.

Lareina
fcajigal@hawaiiantel.net
Posted 11/7/07 at 8:11am

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Kanaka Waiwai Sheet Music

I'm looking for a sheet music for "Kanaka Waiwai"? I can't find it anywhere. Can someone tell me where to go and get it?

Linda
Posted 3/13/08 at 11:03am

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Kanaka Wai Wai sheet music

Hi,

According to the website, the Hawaii State Library in HNL has sheet music for Kanaka Wai Wai...not sure if you can copy it or what. I have someone checking it out for me now...

Melveen Leed sings Let Me Walk Thru Paradise With You to this tune...with a different chorus than listed up above.

I'll be watching here to see if anyone has found where we can buy the sheet music.

Aloha, Linda

Linda
Posted 3/15/08 at 4:03am

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sheet music

My brother in law emailed that he made a copy of Kanaka Wai Wai at the Hawaii State Library & has mailed it to me, he found it in a Hawaiian hymnal.

Aloha, Linda

Linda
mbln74a@yahoo.com
Posted 3/17/08 at 10:03am

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Kanaka Wai Wai sheet music

Hi I have the copy from hymnal, I have scanned it & have it as pdf file, you can email me, I'll send it to you.

Aloha, Linda

Linda
Posted 3/25/08 at 12:03pm

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Leed words

Let me walk thru paradise:

Let me walk thru paradise with you, Lord
Take my hand and lead me there
All my earthly treasures I will gladly give
Teach me how to love and to share.

Greed and lust and vanity were mine, Lord
Then I found your love divine
Now on my knees I pray I can find the way.
Let me walk thru paradise with you.

(chorus) O my Lord, my Savior
Guide my poor feet along that lonesome road
Faith, hope & love will a way before me
Let me walk thru paradise with you

(2nd chorus) O my Lord, my Father,
Take my hand & lead me on to paradise
O my Lord, let me follow in your footsteps,
Let me walk thru paradise with you.

Darrell
dkrhoten@juno.com
Posted 8/29/08 at 8:08pm

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Looking for Walk Through Paradise With You

I am also looking for the sheet music to Walk Through Paradise With You. Gladys Knight and her One Voice choir CD has a beautiful rendition of it with a combination of Hawaiian and English words. I would really like to get a copy for vocal solo with piano.

Did you find one for your Auntie's funeral? If you did, please reply with where I can find it or forward if you have.

Thanks--

Allison Wirthlin
awirthlin1776@hotmail.com
Posted 10/28/08 at 2:10pm

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I would like a copy of the sheet music for Kanaka Wai Wai and the vocal solo w/ piano if someone has found either or both. Thanks.

Henry Curtis
ranchoenrico@yahoo.com
Posted 10/31/08 at 6:10pm

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Kanaka Waiwai sheet music

Aloha! My name is Hank Curtis, I'm the Director of Music Ministries at St. Michael's and All Angels Episcopal Church in Lihue, Kauai, and we are celebrating Sunday, Nov. 16th in honor of King K and Queen Emma. We need the sheet music for the choir (haole kine, need the sheet!), do you have it, and would you be willing to email it to me?

We would greatly appreciate this if possible,

Mahalo, Hank Curtis

Betsy Benham- del fierro
delfier3@aol.com
Posted 11/6/08 at 2:11pm

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Kanaka Wai Wai Sheet Music

Aloha everyone...could somebody send me the sheet music for Kanaka Wai Wai if you have it? I am singing it in church this sunday with my guitar, but our pianist needs it to accompany! This is a great website! makes me feel like being back home in Honolulu....mahalo nui!!

Kaleolanimamao Fitzgerald
kfwahine@yahoo.com
Posted 1/5/09 at 3:01am

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Kanaka Wai Wai

Stop and think !
We all know the hula is dedicated to PELE, the ancient pagan godess. Is this really a song that should be danced in hula format , and should it be used in a form of entertainment ?
Most Christian hymns and such are used to praise Jehovah as the true God and Jesus as His beloved son. Therefore I respectfully suggest ones stop and think before mixing the two together.
Me Ka Mahalo .

Junior
uigaese@aol.com
Posted 1/23/09 at 6:01am

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Thank You.

Thank you for the choral arrangement and lyrics of this song.
Now I'm looking for choral arrangement for Ku'u Aloha. Please advise me where I can find the song.

Robert M. Mondoy
mondoymusic@gmail.com
Posted 8/11/09 at 4:08pm

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Kanaka Waiwai Choral/Piano

I completed a choral arrangement with piano accompaniment of Iesu me ke Kanka Waiwai (Almeida) years ago (1994?) for liturgical use. Several Hawaiian groups in Washington D.C. and elsewhere on the mainland and in Hawai'i have found it useful. Do contact me mondoymusic@gmail.com and I can send you a copy.

Theo
tequwmah@gmail.com
Posted 9/6/09 at 3:09pm

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Kanaka Waiwai sheet music

aloha no,
any chance of getting piano notes for this song? pretty please with a slice of Ted's chocolate haupia pie :)

Jerry
IslandTrumpet@aol.com
Posted 10/24/09 at 11:10pm

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Piano Sheet Music for Kananka Wai Wai

One of the prettiest songs I've ever heard in my life. Don Ho sings it beautifully, but where can one buy the sheet music? I'd appreciate it if someone could give me a store name or the name of the songbook where it is written. Mahalo

pua
kuupua21@yahoo.com
Posted 9/2/10 at 4:09pm

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Sheet music

could someone please send me a choral arrangement of this song? i have noticed several different versions of this song and mulitple copies would be appreciated.

Bau
al@sonicide.com
Posted 2/20/11 at 12:02am

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judge not, but think again

@Kaleolanimamao Fitzgerald

you say that this shouldn't be performed as a hula because hula was originaly dedicated to Pele. but if you are now dedicating it to God and not Pele , how is it wrong? Remeber the biblical story about Peter's dream - "Do not call anything impure that God has made clean."

Pat Gore
alohapat44@aol.com
Posted 3/14/11 at 11:03am

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sheet music for Kanaka WaiWai

Please e-mail me a copy of the sheet music.
I live in Oregon and want to share with our church.
Thank you.
Pat

cathy kaneshiro
linkcat@hotmail.com
Posted 7/13/11 at 5:07pm

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Kanaka Wai Wai

Aloha,
I have moved to West Virginia and we want to sing this song and cannot find the words in Hawaiian and English with the ukulele chords. I hope you and help me. I really appreciate your help. Aloha, Cathy

Tammy
tammeetiger@gmail.com
Posted 7/24/11 at 10:07pm

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Let me walk through paradise

My girlfriend has this on her mp3 player (shes Hawaiian) and before I knew it I was singing it. this has a very beautiful sound for the ears and heart. XOXO

Wendy Cadorna
Kissthatiwonthave@gmail.com
Posted 11/3/11 at 11:11pm

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The Lyrics To Kanaka Wai Wai

Ma ke alahele `o Ies
On the road, Jesus

I hlwai aku ai
Met

Me ke kanaka `pio hanohano
With the dignified young man

Kaulana i ka waiwai
Famous for (his) wealth

Pane mai e ka `pio:
The youth asked:

"E ku`u Haku maika`i
"My good Lord

He aha ho`i ka`u e hana aku ai
What must I do

I loa'a e ke ola mau?"
To be given eternal life?"

"`E h`awi, e h`awi lilo
"Give, give away (all) entirely

I kou mau waiwai
Your riches

Huli a hahai mai ia`u
Turn and follow me

I loa`a e ke ola mau i `oe"
To obtain eternal life for you

Minamina e ka `pio
The youth was sorrowful

I kona mau waiwai
Of (losing) his wealth

I ke ku`ai a h`awi lilo aku
Of selling and giving it all away

I ka po`e nele a hune
To the needy and poor people

Huli a`e `o Ies l
Turning then, Jesus

Pane aku i ka `pio:
Replied to the youth:

"`A`ole a`e hiki ke kanaka waiwai
Unable to rise, the young rich man,

I ke Aupuni o ka Lani"
To the Kingdom of Heaven

Pomaika'i Kauhane
sweetie95@hawaiiantel.net
Posted 2/17/12 at 4:02am

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The music sheet in C

Great. I've been looking for a music sheet for the uke in the key of C for a while. Would u please email it to me. Mahalo

selina
bigsis314@aol.com
Posted 2/19/12 at 12:02am

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Hello!

please, if you can send me the lyrics and chords on uke to it? i have a preformence coming up and id really like it! thanks!
selina

Anela
anela96823@yahoo.com
Posted 3/4/12 at 10:03pm

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Singing it at church

It's great that you're so involved in your church and can perform this song for others.
I'm from Hawai'i also and have relocated to the south. I just sang it for the Friday Prayer Meeting at our church. Everyone loved the song. The words have such a wonderful message!

Estelle Pete
estellepete@gmail.com
Posted 4/14/12 at 2:04am

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Kanaka Wia Wia

Chords.

Sharlene Hoomalu Amadeo Tuitavuki
tuitavuki1@comcast.net
Posted 5/23/12 at 12:05pm

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kanaka wai wai

Can you please cite the sources(your comments on kanaka wai wai and John Almeida) and where they are housed? Will be home in August 2012 for family reunion and will be doing research. Mahalo nui

Sup
smody21@hotmail.com
Posted 5/25/12 at 3:05pm

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Sheet music for piano solo - Kanaka Wai Wai

Hi there,

Going through the threads - does anyone have sheet music you could send me for Kanaka Wai Wai? I would like to play it for a piano recital. I would not mind if there are multiple versions that I can look at. Mahalo!

amelia C Lee
ameliaclee@yahoo.com
Posted 7/9/12 at 3:07am

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piano solo sheet music for Kanaka Wai Wai

Where may I buy a piano solo sheet music for Kanaka Wai Wai? I need it by 7/15 if possible. Mahalo
One team in serving our Lord,
Amelia Lee

Roland Galindo
roland.galindo@gmail.com
Posted 8/3/12 at 4:08pm

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My Version of Kanaka Wai Wai

Kanaka Waiwai
(Traditional)

F F7 Bb F
MA KE ALA HELE O IESU I HALA WAI A-KU WAI
C7 F
ME-KE KANAKA OPIO HANOHANO
G7 C7
KAULANA I KA WAIWAI
F F7 Bb A7
PANE MAI E KA OPIO E KUU HAKE MAI KAI
Bb F
HE AHA HOI KAU E HANA AKU WAI
Gm C7 F
ILO AA EKE OLA MAU..IA OE

HUI
Bb F
E-HA-A-WI E HA-A-WI LILO I KOU MAU WAI WAI
C7
HULI AHA HAI MAI IAU
F Bb F
I LOAA E KE OLA MAU..IA OE

Bb F
E-HA-A-WI E HA-A-WI LILO I KOU MAU WAI WAI
C7
HULI AHA HAI MAI IAU
F Bb F
I LOAA E KE OLA MAU


F F7
LET ME WALK THROUGH PARADISE WITH YOU LORD
Bb F
TAKE MY HAND AND LEAD ME THERE
C7 F
ALL MY EARTHLY TREASURES I WILL GLADLY GIVE
G7 C7
TEACH ME HOW TO LOVE AND HOW TO SHARE

F F7
GREED AND LUST AND VANITY WERE MINE LORD
Bb A7
THEN I FOUND LOVE DIVINE
Bb F
NOW IM ON MY KNEES I PRAY I FIND A WAY

Gm             C7          F
AS I WALK THROUGH PARADISE WITH YOU

HUI
Bb
OH MY LORD MY SAVIOR
F
GUIDE MY POOR FEET ALONG THIS LONELY ROAD
C7
FAITH HOPE AND LOVE WILL GUIDE THE WAYBEFORE ME
F C7 F
AS I WALK THROUGH PARADISE WITH YOU...IA OE

HUI

Bb F
E-HA-A-WI E HA-A-WI LILO I KOU MAU WAI WAI
A7
HULI AHA HAI MAI IAU
F Bb F
I LOAA E KE OLA MAU
F Bb F
I LOAA E KE OLA MAU

Jim Gillick
jbgillick@embarqmail.com
Posted 10/28/12 at 11:10pm

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sheet music to Kanaka Wai Wai

Our church would be interested in the skeletal tune sheet music to Kanaka Wai Wai and the lyrics if this is available. If someone could graciously email the song, we would be grateful.

Lynnett
lmiyagawa@gmail.com
Posted 1/21/13 at 5:01pm

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Chords to Let me walk through paradise with you lord

Okey
okeyokoro@yahoo.com
Posted 10/24/13 at 7:10pm

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SHEET MUSIC FOR KANAKA WAIWAI

Can someone please send me a copy of the music "Jesu Mi Kanaka Waiwai" as rendered by Gladys Knigth and The Saints United Voices. Please send directly to my email address, okeyokoro@yahoo.com

I appreciate.

Thanks

T
sharenoni@gmail.com
Posted 10/28/13 at 5:10pm

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a little late response...

Aloha,

Mahalo for your comments as I understand your beliefs.
I believe that our talents are all manifestations of God's intelligence and love that He has instilled in us.
What once was, was abolished for a reason (in terms of Christianity)but when you look at the term pagan it was defined by Christians who themselves have killed and pillaged in the name of God, but for earthly gain. It was a tool to conquer and desolate a thriving kingdom in which they succeeded in the overthrow of our Hawaiian Kingdom. Where there is no understanding, there is judgment and a harsh ridicule. Religion has always had that unfortunate motive through out history. Our own culture of Hawaii was based on Aloha and what we knew at the time. Thank goodness the world can progress with time and understanding. To define our culture by a theology that says the rest of the world is wrong, yet we can continue to sin cause God will forgive us in my opinion is boxing in Ke Akua's true love. We are fortunate that whatever an individuals belief system may be, they have the freedom to exercise that and promote understanding. I am a Christian and know that Hula can be applied to my worship. It helps me to identify both culturally and spiritually understanding that Ke Akua gave us individual worth, cultures and understanding so we can reach the world with His Message of Aloha, not judgment. What we do with these gifts, we are responsible for our own actions and will have to answer for that when our day comes. I would encourage any and all to seek the truth as it will set you free. The truth to me is, once was- no longer has to be. Imua- move forward and worship Ke Akau, the one and only True God with hula, song, praise or whatever he inspires you to do. E Ho'omaika'i ia oe.

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