Our Princess Likelike


Our Princess Likelike
(click to hear chant)

(Barbara Miwa says this original version was
performed at a 1971 School Program)


O Lady most Gracious, we gather today
At the school that is known by thy name.
We are of many nations, Korea, fair Cathay,
And from other realms distant we came.
But whatever our homeland, whatever
our blood,
As here in thy honor we stand.
We are all of one and of one
brotherhood
Thy Hawaii our own native land.

And today in thy memory, a necklet we weave,
That our aloha may blossom in flowers,
From the fairest of blooms whose sweet
fragrance we breathe
In thy loved home of rainbows and showers.
And we choose not the rose, though its
beauty we praise.
Now the violet hid in the shade.
But of jasmine fragrant on this day of days,
Shall the lei for our Princess be made.



Our Princess Likelike

(Revised by Louis Gordon, one of the composers
for "Hello Hawaiian Style;" From 1985 Likeike Day School Program)


O Lady most Gracious, we gather today
At the school that is known by thy name,
We are of many nations,
And from distant lands we came.

But whatever our homeland, whatever our blood,
Here in thy honor we stand.
We are of one heart and of one brotherhood
Thy Hawaii our own native land.

Today in they memory, we weave a lei,
So our aloha may blossom in flowers.
From the fairest of blooms whose fragrance
we breathe In thy home of rainbows and showers.
And we choose not the rose,
Though its beauty we praise,
Nor the violet hiding in the shade,
But of pikake fragrant on this day of days,
Shall the lei for our Princess be made.