Hawaiian Musical Birthday e-Card

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An mp3 download of Alicia Bay Laurel and friends performing her original Hawaiian birthday song, "Hau'oli La Hanau" ("hau'oli" means "happy," "la" means "day," and "hanau" means "birth.")  It's the opening track of her 2001 album, "Living in Hawai'i Style."

Additionally, a download of a web-sized jpg version of Alicia's Hawaiian birthday card, with the same message, based on the cover art she designed for the album, Living in Hawai'i Style. 

Both the song and the image will be inside a .zip file delivered to you at checkout.  Click twice on the zip file, and you'll get a folder on your desktop with both the song and the image in it.

Here are the lyrics:

Verse 1
Hau’oli la hanau, aloha nui loa*
Hau’oli la hanau, Auntie Liliko’i! ** 

Bridge 1
Lucky live Hawai’I, Hawai’I lucky, too.
Seashore to da mountain, plenny love for you!

*("aloha" means "love," "nui" means "great," "loa" means "long," so, together it means "love forever.")

** ("lilikoi" is the Hawaiian word for "passionfruit."  Alicia thought it would be a cute name for a beloved family member or friend.)