Artist, Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

Lyrics Chord: Israel Kamakawiwo’ole – Hawaii 78


key: A
A F G A
Ua mau, ke ea o ka ‘aina, i ka pono, o Hawai’i
A F G A
Ua mau, ke ea o ka ‘aina, i ka pono, o Hawai’i

A
If just for a day our king and queen
F
Would visit all these islands and saw everything
G A
How would they feel about the changes of our land

A
Could you just imagine if they were around
F
And saw highways on their sacred grounds
G A
How would they feel about this modern city life

A
Tears would come from each others eyes
F
As they would stop to realize
G A
That our people are in great great danger now
A F G A
How, would they feel, could their smiles be content, then cry

 

CHORUS —————————————–
A
Cry for the gods, cry for the people
F
Cry for the land that was taken away
G A
And then yet you’ll find, Hawai’i
———————————————–
A
Could you just imagine if they came back
F
And saw traffic lights and railroad tracks
G A
How would they feel about this modern city life
Hawai’i 78 (continued)
A
Tears would come from each others eyes
F
As they would stop to realize
G A
That our land is in great great danger now

A
All the fighting that the king had done
F
To conquer all these islands now these condominiums
G A
How would he feel if he saw Hawai’i nei
A F G A
How, would he feel, would his smile be content, then cry

 

CHORUS —————————————–
A F G A
Ua mau, ke ea o ka ‘aina, i ka pono, o Hawai’i
A F G A
Ua mau, ke ea o ka ‘aina, i ka pono, o Hawai’i
———————————————–

 

+- CHORDS USED ————-+
| |
| A – X,0,2,2,2,0 |
| F – 1,3,3,2,1,1 |
| G – 3,2,0,0,3,3 |
| |
+___________________________+

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