Composed by Queen Liliʻuokalani and arranged by Eddie Kamae. The song is about the beauty of Hanakeoki and a romantic relationship there. This was a signature song of the Sons of Hawaiʻi, played in nearly every set. The story explains how Eddie loved the Queen’s music and reflects on the distinct sound, look, and approach of the Sons in the 1970s.
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Recording from the 1995 album Eddie Kamae Presents The Best of Sons of Hawaii (track 4). Performed by Eddie Kamae and The Sons of Hawaii. © ℗ Hawaii Sons Inc. All rights reserved.
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