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Elvis’s version of the Hawaii Wedding Song Words is world famous, thanks to the legendary movie “Blue Hawaii”.

The actual location where the wedding scene was shot and a flower bedecked Elvis was paddled in a canoe covered in tropical flowers singing the famous song as he glided to pick up his lucky bride, is on the island of Kauai at the now closed Coco Palms hotel. Hawaiian song lyrics are sweet poems of love and devotion and aloha.

Words to the Hawaiian Wedding Song

Elvis Hawaiian Wedding SongHere are the lyrics of the Hawaiian Wedding Song by King, Hoffman and Manning you can have sung for you by a local artist on a breeze swept Hawaiian beach next to the surf laced blue Pacific ocean:

This is the moment
I’ve waited for
I can hear my heart singing
Soon bells will be ringing
This is the moment
Of sweet Aloha
I will love you longer than forever
Promise me that you will leave me never
Here and now dear,
All my love,
I vow dear
Promise me that you will leave me never
I will love you longer than forever
U-a, si-la
Pa-a ia me o-e
Ko a-lo-ha ma-ka-mea e i-po
Ka-‘u ia e le-i a-e ne-i la
Now that we are one
Clouds won’t hide the sun
Blue skies of Hawaii smile
On this, our wedding day
I do love you with all my heart

The Original “Ke Kali Nei Au” Words

Carey Serenades Heidi at Their Kauai Beach WeddingThe original Hawaiian lyrics are far more poetic and sensuous. Titled “Ke Kali Nei Au (Waiting For Thee)” , the words and music were written by Charles King in 1926. According to legend, he wrote the lyrics as part of his operetta, Prince of Hawaii, while convalescing in a hospital.

Here I am waiting
Where is my beloved

I’ve searched for you
Now that I’ve found you
Calm the desire of my heart

Sealed forever to you
Sweetheart you are so precious
I pledge my love to you alone

I desire you (desire)
True to you alone (alone)
With you joy will ever be mine

You’re mine (you’re mine)
Oh, my lei (Oh, lei)
You`re mine, my lei

Fond remembrance of the one who came
My fragrant lei
Drenched in the rain

Listen you, my heart’s desire
To the thought within me
Open the heaven within my body

My flower, my fragrant lei
I will string and bind
Like the fragrant jasmine flower

You are my blossom (you, my blossom)
My lei of lehua (lehua)

My desire is always to be with and close
To my love

My lei (my lei)
You’re mine
My lei, you’re mine

So, on your special day, when you hear the lyrics of love and aloha from either version of the Hawaii Wedding Song Words, let your heart fly free and sing with aloha.

Elvis Sings The Hawaiian Wedding Song

 

About the Author

Curtis McCoscoCurtis McCosco lives on the island of Kauai, Hawaii with his wife of over 20 years, KatRama Brooks. Together they own and operate Rainbow Weddings on Kauai. A professional wedding photographer for over 15 years, he is also a video documentarian, writer, and masseur. A practicing Buddhist, he also does Qigong on a daily basis.View all posts by Curtis McCosco

  1. Lex Gibson
    Lex Gibson09-26-2012

    This is one of the most beautifull songs which I have had the pleasure to include in my repetoire. My wife and I often have arguments re- artistes, can you clarify, Who had the original recording between Elvis and Andy of the song

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