Hawaii/You are my sunshine


QUESTION: I am hoping to paint the first stanza of you are my sunshine for my Tutu Wahine. She and my grandfather lived in Hawaii for many years and it has a special place in their hearts.

The stanza is:

You are my sunshine
My only sunshine,
You make me happy
When skies are grey,
You'll never know, dear
How much I love you
Please don't take my sunshine away
Please don't take my sunshine, away.

Thank you for you time!

ANSWER: Aloha Roxanne,

In regards to your request I am not sure what you want me to do.
You want the stanza translated in Hawaiian language?

You don't really say what you need help with.

Please let me know.

Thank you


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QUESTION: Yes, I would like this translated into Hawaiian language. Thank you. Sorry for the confusion.

Aloha Roxanne,

There you go. This was translated by my friend who is a professor of Hawaiian at the University of Hawai'i as well as a song writer for the most famous Hawaiian singers here, so I know it's a 100 % correct.


ʻO kuʻu lā ʻoe
Pā maila noʻu
E hauʻoli ai au
I ka ʻōmalu ē
ʻAʻole ʻoe ʻike
Kaunu kuʻu aloha
E ʻoluʻolu, mai lawe wale ē
E ʻoluʻolu, mai lawe wale ē


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Aloha, I can answer I would say about 99 % of all questions relating to Hawai`i.


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